Reference : V-P-IL-E-03120
Date : 14/02/2018
Caption : South of Gaza Strip, east of Khna Younis, Qarara. Abu is one of the farmers who benefited from almond seedlings projects in 2016, where ICRC distributed 4000 seedlings to farmers from the border area.
Photographer : HUMEID, Rama
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Abu has been a farmer for more than 30 years. He, and his brothers, own a land that is 300 – 500 meters away from the border fence between Israel and Gaza. Before 2000, the land planted with almonds of various kinds, but it was bulldozed several times forcing him and his brothers to stop planting it until 2014.
In 2014, Abu Saleh cultivated the land again, “When I saw other farmers getting closer and cultivating their lands, I was encouraged. We planted it with wheat because it doesn’t require much follow up,” Abu Saleh said.
Smiling, Abu Saleh added, “Last year, the production was promising. Look at the blossoms of the trees and it’s only two years old!”
In February 2016, the ICRC distributed improved quality of almond seedlings, tolerant to the increased water salinity in Gaza, to hundreds of farmers who have lands in the border area with Israel. ICRC staff visited two farmers two years after to see the outcome and the production of their trees at the same time when new farmers receive seedlings to plant.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4880x2988
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour