The Resilient Land Management and Resource Management Project (RELAP) supports the acceleration of economic growth in rural areas of Palestine’s West Bank by expanding the area under cultivation and increasing the productivity and profitability of rural production, as well as expanding marketing opportunities for smallholders and landless rural poor people. Its goal is to improve livelihoods and increase climate resilience in the target areas through adapted agricultural practices and enhanced governance and management of land and water.
RELAP has three main components:
Component 1: Climate-resilient land development. It aims at investing in agricultural roads, soil improvement and rainwater harvesting facilities.
Component 2: Market linkages for the rural poor. It aims at facilitating clustering of agricultural products at village level and at creating climate-resilient, income generating activities and entrepreneurial opportunities in the rural farming and off-farm sectors.
Component 3: Improved public services for climate resilient agriculture. It aims at scaling up resilient practices through access to knowledge, transformation of livelihood strategies and creating an enabling environment.