Palestinian Wheat Goes Organic – for the first time | Al Reef Fair Trade

Palestinian Wheat Goes Organic – for the first time



As part of the efforts of Al Reef Fair Trade and the Agricultural Development Association (PARC) to develop the Palestinian agricultural product quality and fight against the use of harmful chemicals in the agricultural production process, an organic certification program for wheat has just started.The program will be implemented in the governorates of Tubas and Jenin in cooperation with agricultural cooperatives, Chico Mendes, and the Company of Organic Agriculture in Palestine (COAP).


It is expected that during the next two years to finish the transition period for the organic wheat in addition to the training and auditing so that farmers get the organic certificate for wheat.)it is worth-mentioning that COAP is the only accredited organic certification body in Palestine which grants organic certificates to farmers and exporters to market their produce in the EU.


The organic certificate for wheat will help in boosting couscous sales in international markets.