Strengthening the local market through social initiatives that facilitate the right to food in Beit Jala - Palestine.

23 November, 2021

Caritas Jeursalem held a meeting with the partner institutions in the implementation of its projects in the Bethlehem Governorate, on Tuesday 23/11/2021 in the hall of the Arab Orthodox Charity Association - Beit Jala. This meeting came within the activities of the project: “Strengthening the local market through social initiatives to facilitate the right to food in Beit Jala, Palestine” funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and Caritas Spain, implemented by Caritas Jerusalem in coordination and cooperation with partner institutions in the Bethlehem Governorate. The meeting was attended by representatives of partner institutions: The Ministry of Agriculture - Bethlehem Directorate, The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, The Mayor of Beit Jala and representatives of the Municipality of Al-Khader, The President of the Makhrour Cooperative and the Financial Secretary of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a representative ofthe Society of St. Yves - the Catholic Center for Human Rights, and a representative of the Environmental Quality Authority .

Throughout the meeting, the projects and works implemented by Caritas in the Bethlehem Governorate, the challenges they face during the implementation of the projects, the plans and future projects to be implemented were presented, in addition to assessing the needs of the local community, especially in the field of agriculture and eco-tourism.