The Gaza Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture Platform (GUPAP) supports national policies to protect national products. GUPAP receives technical advice and support from Oxfam and RUAF.
The Ministry of National Economy stressed its commitment to protect national products and enact new policies and measures, particularly for local dairy and date products. The Ministry confirmed that after conducting diligent research it is set to implement an economic policy that limits import of non-national products such Fita dairy products and Yogurts. However, such a step requires continuous enhancing of the efficiency of local production units. The Ministry of Agriculture has also confirmed the adoption of a number of new policies and strategies to protect local palm date products and to encourage local dates processing, to raise the economic value of palm production and enhance resilience of the Palestinian farmers and producers (women & men).