Female farmers in Palestine help harvest a healthy homeland

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Palestinian grandmother Youna loves taking care of her grandchildren, but there is one day of the week she refuses. Every Monday, Youna and her husband Asaam keep their day free so they can make the 30-minute drive from Jifna in the occupied West Bank to Palestine’s administrative capital, Ramallah. It has been the couple’s ritual for almost nine years when they head to market day at the Adel Fair Trade cooperation, a not-for-profit established in 2011 to empower women farmers and food producers. “Creating a healthy Palestine is at the core of Adel’s values, in that it fundamentally ties into …

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