About Us
About Us

The Virtual Agricultural extension center (VAEC) aims at enhance communications and forge existing relationship between farmer and agricultural extension and resrach services by using Information technology and social networks. That would improve the quality of the extension advisory sevices rendered to all concnered and farmers" categories more specificlly the small scale farmers. The VAEC is considered  as a national reference concerning information, agricultural extension services, statistics, and by-laws adopted in Palestine.

Our Mission:

It is envisioned to become a decentralized, farmer owned and private sector serviced extension system contributing to the realization of the agricultural sector development objectives

 Our Vision:

To increase farmers’ access to information, knowledge and technology for profitable agricultural development.

In the context of Palestine the following definition could be adopted:
- Agricultural extension is a service or system which assists farm people, through educational procedures, to improve farming methods and techniques, increase production efficiency and income, better levels of living, and lift the social and educational standards of rural life.

- Agricultural extension is assistance to farmers to enable them identify and analyze their production problems, and to increase their awareness of the opportunities for improvements.

Main Objectives of the Agricultural Extension Programme:

The most important goals for the Palestinian Agricultural Extension are:

  • Expanding agricultural activities in the field of crop and animal production;
  • Increasing the yield through modern agriculture techniques
  • Improving the quality of agricultural products;
  • Assisting the farmers in solving technical problems at farm levels;
  • Transferring new techniques and training the farmers to use them;
  • Enhancing the acquired experience of the farmers by providing them with new agricultural techniques;
  • Increasing and diversifying the income of the farmer"s family;
  • Detecting the reactions of farmers towards the new techniques and transferring these reactions to the agricultural scientific research centers, so as to develop proper techniques, appropriate for farmer" situation.

Environmental problems and extension activities:

Agricultural extension activities include the following topics related to environmental protection:

  • Biological pest control in order to minimize the use of chemicals;
  • Reduction of crops wastes burning;
  • Proper fertilization according to soil analysis;
  • Proper use of irrigation water
  • Proper agricultural practices, as to avoid soil erosion;
  • Reforestation programmes, through planting trees during the annual celebrations of the Tree Day.


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News & Events

Sep 7, 2016
The First JCC meeting of EVAP-2

Aug 23, 2016
23-25th of Augusts Field Trips and Meetings with Farmers, EVAP team

Aug 17, 2016
JICA Dispacthed EVAP-2 Consulting Team

May 25, 2014
Watermelons Harvesting Event: it was conducted on May 25 @ Beit Hassan & Bouqa'eh areas, and attended by the Ambassador of Japan & the Minister of Agriculture and JICA Cheif Representative

May 12, 2014
Conducting a field day on Silage Making in Bardala

May 6, 2014
Conducting a Study Tour for a group of farmers from Tamoon to An-Nassaryia

Apr 30, 2014
Signing a bilateral agreement between Tubas Agriucltural Directorate & Bouqa'eh cooperative for Establishing a Compost Making Center

Apr 21, 2014
Accomishment of EVAP Terminal Evaluation

Mar 15, 2014
The commencemnet of the second round of extending AI activities to farmers in JRRV

Sep 20, 2013
Accomplishment of distribution of Grafted and Non-grafted seedlings to a group of farmers in JRRV- EVAP Project

Sep 19, 2013
Accomplishment of Artificial Insemination Campaign in JRRV- EVAP Project

Sep 18, 2013
Holding of Guava Exhibition in Qalqilia

Sep 12, 2013
Comencement of Two demonestations on Compost uses in Jericho Station- EVAP

Aug 14, 2013
Conduction of the 4th JCC meeting - EVAP project

Aug 13, 2013
Conduction of the 6th JTF meeting - EVAP project