Palestine case study
MECIS learning event
Dora Cooperative for Agricultural
“ A Model of Rural Women Enterprise”
Women’s products and markets
Access to the market and services in remote and marginalized
places in Palestine:
1) Understanding market, and the available opportunities.
2) Farmers capacity.
3) Involve and stimulate private sector.
4) Specialization versus multiple functioning.
5) Build a culture of paying for the service.
6) Involving more women to become decision-makers.
How did relationships established
with key actors?
The project team build a professional and
distinguished relationship with many actors in the
country, this relationship built based on mutual
respect to develop and reform national standard
for Couscous produce and replicate this for other
1. GDoC at the MoL (PA)
2. Palestinian Standards Institute
3. Local and international NGOs and regional
What worked well?
• Build and strengthen members’ capacity
• Involve and stimulate private sector,
• Specializations and production quality and
• More women involved in the decision making
• Build a culture of paying service,
• Income generation for 45 members through
distribution the gained net profit.
• Increasing working opportunities from 3 to 13
3-full time and 10 at part-time bases.
• 1n 2012 they made net profit £5000
•The coop become well known as active women
2011 (Ton) 2012 (Ton) 2013 (Ton) 2014 (Ton) Planned
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Maftoul Enterprise Development in Dora Cooperative
what didn’t worked well?
• Quality Control,
• Attract more members to the co-ops,
How could you change what you
are doing in future?
• We would advice the revolving loans to be channelled