American Consul General Donald Blome Travels to Jenin to Support Palestinian Olive Growers

American Consul General Donald Blome traveled to Jenin today to support Palestinian olive growers and farmers. He participated in this year’s Canaan Fair Trade Olive Harvest Festival, where he met with local olive growers and spoke about U.S. government support of Palestinian agriculture. For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Consulate General has participated in the Canaan Fair Trade Olive Harvest Festival in Jenin. “The United States has helped Palestinian olive growers increase their yields and tap into a rapidly growing global market for organic, fair trade products. Canaan Fair Trade has been a very valued partner of ours in this regard,” Mr. Blome said in his remarks.

U.S. Government Support for Palestinian Agriculture

In the last five years, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided more than $25 million in assistance to Palestinian farmers and agribusiness and remains invested in seeing them thrive.

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