A Strategy for Cooperative Regional Export Marketing of Agricultural Products

The Harmonization of Agricultural Health, Phytosanitary and Quality Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables between Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine

In May 15-17, 2000 IPCRI convened the third regional seminar on agricultural cooperation between Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the four countries participated in three days of intensive and productive meeting was an agreement to recommend to the main policy makers that the four countries must develop a common agricultural policy with regard to export. In this regard, the participants unanimously agreed that planning should begin for the creation of a common market label for determined products and that a joint cooperative marketing strategy be established and tested as soon as possible.

We believe that eventually the region will return to the course of peace and the need for regional cooperation will reemerge. At that point, the policy makers will be able to refer to this publication to help steer them back towards practical and important means for bringing more economic welfare and prosperity to all the people of the region.