Innovating the value chain of Palestinian olives

HollandDoor launched the inception phase of a new multi-year project in the olive oil sector in the Palestinian Territories. HollandDoor is leading a consortium of Palestinian and Dutch partners in this value chain development project in the Northern Governorates of the West Bank in the Palestinian Territories. Inception missions took place in July and October 2022 and included deep analyses of current value chain practices and recommendations for improvement.


The implementation phase is scheduled to start in early 2023 and will continue until 2026. During that phase, the project intends to add value in the olive sector by achieving higher profitability for farmers, millers, and the marketing company Mount of Green Olives (MGO). The project offers training, consultations, and investments in new technologies to reduce gaps in production and productivity, raise the quality of the olive oil, reduce losses and strengthen key stakeholders cooperation. HollandDoor and MGO are working with implementation partners Wageningen University & Research and the Palestine Standards Institution (PSI).


“Innovating the value chain of Palestinians olives” is made possible by co-financing through the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). SDGP works with public-private partnerships between governments, businesses, NGOs, and/or knowledge centers and helps to achieve sustainable development goals in developing countries, in particular SDG2 (zero hunger), SDG8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG17 (partnerships).


For more information please contact Jos Leeters