Main pointsIn 2011 we managed to have 2 new customers,one in the United States and the other inUnited Kingdom.Even though 2010 olive oil season was around24000 tons, the prices of oil did not dropbecause of local demand since there was notenough oil from 2009.
ObsteclsThere was also another incident with thekillings Jewish settlement in Itmar, whereAwarta village was closed off by the Israelimilitary for almost 3 weeks. This affected ourdaily work and interrupted the olive oil fillingschedule.
Regarding the new warehouse, we are stilltrying to get the building permit and it is in thefinal stages. We hope, before the start of nextseason, we would already have moved into it.
Main projects related to olive oil•Reuse of Treated Wastewater in Agriculture ----Wastewater treatment for irrigated olive trees,•Making Wastewater an Asset: Increasingagricultural Production Introducing Irrigationfrom Non-Conventional Water Sources•Improve income and quality productioncapacities of small olive oil producers in theWest Bank.•Food security – olive production (reserve list) -eu
Farmer to farmer Compaign• Around 3000 $ were collected from olive producers to support Japanese people.
Future PlanWe are also planning on getting organic certifications and if we get the projectthat we applied for from the EU, we will start on this certification starting 2012.Of course the process needs 2 years before we could sell organic olive oil but itwill be as organic under certification. The certification process takes 4 years.open agricultural road for New UAWC warehouse , could be benefit for farmers,Next step: uproot the olive trees and re plant it in other area, start toconstruction 1100m for two parts one for storage and olive press , the other is forstorage , packaging and administrationDevelopment study: Improve olive oil marketing (locally and external –Swiss and Scandinavia, Develop the packaging process and designing labels. Website development particularly for marketing and promotion.