funded by the

Dates and Palms Cluster

Toward competitive dates products
Team Date and Palm Cluster

The Date and Palm Cluster is one of five clusters that receive support from the Private Sector Development Cluster Project (PSDCP), implemented by the Ministry of National Economy in partnership with the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA). This project is funded by the French Development Agency.

The cluster comprises of a wide variety of local MSMEs in Gaza Strip. The cluster core group comprises of 12 MSMEs; including:

  • Primary producers (farmers)
  • Secondary producers (dry date importers and date paste manufacturers)
  • Food processors
  • Fodder and handicrafts
  • The market (Wholesalers and short sellers).

Created in 2013, Date and Palm cluster aims to develop and strengthen the competitiveness of date and palm products, such that it can increase the domestic market share for these local products.

The Palestinian Cluster Date and Palm joined THE NEXT SOCIETY Cluster Booster Track in 2017.


Country: Palestine

Sectors: Dates and Palm / Food Processing             

Members: 40

Contact: Jehad KHATIB, Cluster Manager - khatib.jehad@yahoo.com – Tel: +972 598 818 393