Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

03 Feb

Hundreds take part in joint Israeli-Palestinian tree planting

By Eli Asheknazi, Over 150 Israelis and 150 Palestinians planted nearly 1,200 olive trees on Friday next to the West Bank village of Salam, near Nablus. The ceremony took part under the slogan, “planting solidarity between Israeli and Palestinian farmers.” The trees were planted in an area where hundreds of trees had been uprooted or […]

24 Jan

1,300 year old olives founded

A boat that plied the coast of the Holy Land 1,300 years ago carrying fish, carobs and olives is helping researchers better understand a little-known period in the region’s history. Click here to continue

12 Jan

Olive harvesting device a boon to farmers – or is it?

By Maher Zeineddine, CHOUF: A new harvesting tool on the market is making the lives of Lebanese olive farmers much easier amid a record-breaking harvest season. While most farmers continue to harvest their olive crops in the traditional fashion – either by climbing a ladder and picking the olives off one by one, or by […]

05 Jan

Lebanon olive farmers benefit from U.S. support

Beirut- The United States is helping unemployed people in Lebanon get temporary agricultural harvesting jobs aimed at helping them rapidly restore their communities and resume sustainable economic activity following recent conflict. In one example of support provided under the Humanitarian Assistance for Lebanon — or HAL — initiative, an olive harvesting project was launched in […]

13 Dec

Autumn Olives the latest cancer fighter

ISLAMABAD: Add another food to the list of those that can help fight off cancer. Called autumn olives, the berries have tremendously high levels of lycopene, which is supposed to help prevent cancer, according to an article. The berries have up to 17 times more lycopene than tomatoes. The berries look and taste a little […]