For Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, we are delighted to host Mohammed Ruzzi of the Palestine Fair Trade Association. In his role as manager of the PFTA, he works closely with farmers in 51 cooperatives to ensure the future of regenerative farming in Palestine. Using both old and new techniques to enrich the soil, the farmers saw an increased yield during their last harvest, at a time when they are experiencing the impact of climate change.
We caught up with Mohammed recently to ask him more about climate change, and the role of regenerative farming for farmers under occupation in Palestine. For a chance to hear Mohammed speak, check out our Fairtrade Fortnight events around the UK and in Dublin, via our Facebook events page and on this news page.
Have the farmers with whom you work noticed any climate change patterns?
Yes, for the last few years there has been less rain – not just in Palestine but over all of the Middle East. Because of that, the productivity of the trees has de...