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  • Zaytoun

    Offering resilience in a fragile land

    27 November 2015 by Cathi Pawson, Zaytoun

    In a fragile landscape farmers need to know how to steward their natural resources to preserve them, and build up productivity generation after generation. In the face of climate change and the restrictions of the Israeli occupation, Fairtrade supports their resilience to unpredictable circumstances.

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  • Palestine 2

    Farming in an occupied land

    28 November 2014 by Veronica Pasteur, Fairtrade supporter

    A couple of weeks ago I helped lead a group from the UK on a tour of the West Bank, visiting Fairtrade farmers and learning something about how the Israeli occupation affects the lives of Palestinians. The tour was organised by Zaytoun, the Community Interest Company that imports delicious olive oil, dates, maftoul and almonds from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Zaytoun celebrates its 10th birthday this week.

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