The Rural Research Center (RRC), founded in 1980 by Hisham Awartani, was designed to produce data and research on Palestinian agriculture that could contribute toward the sector’s economic and political viability. Prior to this point, it was the Israeli military government that produced the only statistical data on agriculture in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Between 1980 and 1993, the RRC produced its own statistics as well as research reports on crops, profitability, and land use, and the publications I made copies of (and are available below) only represent a small part of that output. Today, the publications of the RRC are not centralized, but located in different libraries in Nablus, Ramallah, and Jerusalem.

RRC Statistics

Agricultural Statistics, 1980–82, 1986, 1989, 1990. [download]

Agricultural Profitability, 1982–4 [selections]. [download]

RRC Reports

Awwad, Munir. Agricultural Land Reclamation. 1992. [download]

Awwad, Munir. Olive Oil Marketing Problems. 1984. [download]