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Who Profits: Made in Israel – Agricultural Export from Occupied Territories (June 2012)

In 2010, Israel exported fruit and vegetables in the total worth of 2.1 billion USD, 66% of which were exported to the European market. Some of this produce originated from occupied territories. The Israeli control over the water and the land in the West Bank prevents the development of a Palestinian agriculture. Better yet, the agriculture in the West Bank has turned the settlements themselves into profitable corporations through the establishment of water facilities, crops and export companies.

Until its formal liquidation in September 2011, Agrexco was the main agricultural exporter of Israeli produce to Europe. Since then, most of the farmers and packing houses that worked with Agrexco have begun to look for alternative marketing options. The following Flash-report is an update on the major Israeli agriculture export companies presently operating in Occupied Territories. The report further indicates the harsh implications of an Israeli-only agriculture in occupied Palestinian and Syrian land. Moreover, please check out our report on the Israeli wine industry and the occupation.

 

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Agricultural Export from Israel: General information

Agricultural Production in Occupied Territories

– The Occupied West Bank and Jerusalem Area

– The Occupied Jordan Valley and Dead Sea Area

– The Occupied Golan Heights

Water, irrigation and pollution

The dates' market

– Irrigation

– Dates exporters and major growers

*Hadiklaim

*Tnuvot Field

*Zorganica

*Mata Tmarim and Vered Hatamar

*Tamar Hazahav

*Dikley Ha'amakim

Exporters of Agricultural Produce from occupied territories

Mehadrin

Water

Arava Export Growers

– Aluma

Hishtil

Export Companies Located in Settlements or Owned by Settlements

Avniv

Zemach Avocado

Beresheet

Yonatan Ramgash Packing and Marketing

– Sheleg HaHermon

Other Major Israeli Agricultural Export Companies

– Granot Orchards and Granot Avocado

– The Mor group (Mor Hasharon fruits)

– ARTN Citrus

Agricultural Export Companies Operating through the Internet

– Viva Agriculture

– Valeria Plus

Organic Produce

Appendix: Fruit and Vegetables Grown in Settlements

 

Full Report (PDF)

Source: Who Profits

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