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CANAAN

PALESTINE
 

   
   
   

Green Track Palestine
 

Canaan farmers still use traditional methods of manual labor and mules in plowing their lands. Yet, usage of machinery is sometimes unavoidable. To reduce the impact on nature, and reduce the running expenses on farmers, Canaan in partnership with CORE and PFTA started a program to convert regular diesel-run tractors to environmentally-friendly ones by running on recycled vegetable oil. This oil is abundant in the villages, not harmful to the environment, generates no emissions, and comes at a minimal cost to the farmers.

 

The 'Green Track Palestine’ program started in 2015 and has been able to convert five tractors so far with a target to convert 10 more by the end of 2017.

 

 

 

 

How It Works

 

Through generous funding from individuals and partner organizations, as well as our own resources, we’re importing engine conversion kits from Germany. Then we work with the participating farmers to train them on how to use the converted machines. After handing over the machine to the farmer, we continue to monitor performance and provide assistance as needed.

 

Join Us In Protecting the Environment

 

Interested individuals and organizations can support the resilience and economic freedom of small farmers by providing full (or partial) funding to convert a tractor. One full conversion process costs US$2,500 for the kit and installation cost.

All donors will receive a certificate for their donation that includes the name and address of the recipient farmer and the plate number of the machine. Donors are also welcome to visit the farmer at any time and enjoy a day with her/him in the groves, maybe even some time plowing using the tractor, or experience plowing the old way with mules.