|APN Insists that Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of Palestine by Planting 25,646 Fruitful Trees in Its Villages|
APN, and in cooperation with Al-Nahda Rural Society, completed the “Plant Your Resilience (I) ” project with the goal of planting 25,646 different fruit trees in 25 villages in Jerusalem. The trees include olive, fig, pear, walnut, pine nut, apple, and citrus trees, over an area of 1284 dunams. The farmlands are owned by 989 farmers, supporting around 6,438 family members.
|Big Achievements within the Green Hands Project|
APN and the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee completed 5 activities within the Green Hands Project. The project targeted 2285 dunams and covered 350 families residing next to illegal Israeli settlements and the annexation wall. It included the planting of 1,680 dunams with wheat and Barley, planting 12,000 fruit trees, installing agricultural fencing and rehabiliting 90 dunams of farmland. It also included the construction of a water collection well.
|The General Assembly of the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty 2018 |
The Arab Network for Food Sovereignty (ANFS) held its General Assembly on the 30th of March 2018 in Beirut. Participants from nine different Arab countries attended the meeting to endorse the financial and administrative reports, and work on the network’s strategy for the coming years.
|The Million Tree Programme Plants 26,000 Trees in the Northern Villages of Palestine that are at Risk of Confiscation |
Through APN’s 3rd “Million Trees Programme", and in collaboration with PARC, 26,000 fruitful trees ranging from olive, almonds, citrus and avocado trees were planted over 1,040 dunams in the Northern villages of Palestine including Asira Al- Shamaliya, Jureish, Aorta, Naqoura and Nazlat al Sheikh Zaid.
|Seminar on Agricultural Resistance and Strategies for Survival within the Israeli Apartheid Week|
APN organized a seminar entitled “Agricultural Resistance and Strategies for Survival” on the 20th of March at the Professional Associations Complex in Amman . The seminar was part of the 2018 Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) or “Haser Hisarak” held by BDS, APN and several other partners. Speakers included agricultural expert Saad Dagher; activist Fadia Alwahsh from Jub Altheeb; APN President Rami Barhoush, and Project Manager Mohammad Qteishat.
|APN Plants 16,800 Fruit Trees and over 289,000 Local Seeds |
In cooperation with Bethlehem Farmers Association, APN completes its project “Supporting Farmers of Bethlehem II” in the villages of Bethlehem that are surrounded by more than 50 settlement outposts. The aforementioned projects targeted 506 dunams of land (namely Al-Khodor, Wadi Fukin, Beter, Beit Jala, and Beit Sakaria), owned by 113 farmers supporting 820 persons.
|University of Jordan Events in Commemoration of Nakba|
APN was invited to give a presentation on “Green Resistance” on 5 September 2018 as part of International Conference:" The Palestinian Cause - Whereto?" organized at the University of Jordan (UJ). The 3-day conference, coincided with the 70th anniversary of Nakba. Zeena Al jaajaa spoke about APN’s work to rehabilitate the agricultural sector and protect farmlands from confiscation .
|APN Actively Engage in International and Local Platforms |
APN worked intensively to influence policy platforms on the national, regional and international levels. APN was active in a number of important events including Jordan's First International Agricultural Forum; meetings of the Advisory Group of the Committee on World Food Securtiy in Rome; the Near East/North Africa FAO-Civil Society Consultation and the International Forum of Solidarity with Palestine in Beirut; the Consultative Workshop on Jordan's Environmental Protection Law and Law of Associations, and the Second National Conference for Environmental Organizations in Jordan.
|A Tribute to APN Co-Founder on International Women’s Day|
On March 8th 2018, marking International Women’s Day, Khalil Salem Charity Society celebrated the achievements of APN Co-Founder Razan Zuayter, as well as three other influential women. Zuayter was honoured for her unceasing contribution to the protection of nature and support of agriculture in the Arab region.
|Numerous Meetings with Decision Makers|
APN participated in a series of meetings with several parties such as the Jordanian Senate, the Ministers of .Environment and Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Ministry of Awqaf
|The Fifth Annual Forum for the Right of Return|
Raje’ Association invited APN to speak at the 5th Annual Forum for the Right of Return in Amman, Jordan which was held on 3rd of February 2018. APN spoke about the role the Million Tree Campaign plays in supporting Jerusalemites.
|Olive planting in memory of Rachel Corrie and in the name of Ahed Al Tamimi|
APN planted olive trees in honor of Earth Day; in memory of all martyrs of solidarity with the Palestinian people including Rachel Corrie; and in the name of hero Ahed Al Tamimi. The planting took place on the 20th of March 2018 in Burin, south of Nablus. Dozens of Israeli soldiers tried to restrict the activity, but participants insisted to plant the trees as planned.
|APN Co-organizes a Beekeeping Workshop|
On 14-15 January 2018, APN, in collaboration with the Ahliya for Agriculture and Deir Alla Directorate of Agriculture, organized a two-day beekeeping workshop for 25 small farmers in the Jordan Valley.
|APN’s General Assembly 2018|
APN held its Annual General Assembly on the 16th of May where by members approved the administrative .report of 2017, the balance sheet, final accounts and the Auditor’s report on the financial statement
|APN in the Media|
APN was interviewed on several programmes to speak about its programmes in Jordan, Palestine, and the Arab World.