Palestinian Agricultural Development Organaization

The Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC) is a leading Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization involved in rural development and women's empowerment. PARC provides advice, awareness support, services, and special consultancies for individuals, groups, and institutions involved in similar domains.

PARC emerged from the huge voluntary movement that prevailed and characterized the scene (National Committees for Voluntary Movement) in the Palestinian Territories in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was formed by a group of agronomists, agricultural engineers, pioneer farmers and vet doctors who were active in the voluntary movement and who were convinced that forming specialized agricultural voluntary groups will serve the farmers, Palestinian agricultural sector and national goal of protecting the land in a better way.

PARC was founded in 1983 in response to the lack of agricultural extension services for Palestinian farmers.

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