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International Recovery Platform

This booklet, written in English and Arabic, introduces the story of 10 farmers, who with hard work and commitment benefitted from a project to build back better in the Gaza Strip. They tell stories of recovery and how the project helped restore their livelihoods, in many cases making them even more productive and resilient than before the war. The names in the stories are not necessarily real to protect the privacy of the farmers. The photos do not necessarily match the subjects depicted and are for illustrative purposes only. The Build Back Better approach was utilized in a project aimed at rehabilitating the agricultural sector in the Gaza Strip implemented by PARC/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Utilizing the Build Back Better approach for the first time in the Gaza Strip for more than two years, it was proven effective in enhancing the resilience of farmers at many levels including their size of production, income, farming and management skills and self-esteem and confidence.