Central Vegetable Market, Hebron, Palestine

City/Town/Village: Hebron
County/Province/District (Name of): n/a
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Palestine
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: Municipality
Population: 215,452
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Type: Physical or Capital Infrastructure
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food and organic waste management; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2015
Adopting Government Department(s): Hebron City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Ministry of Health and Agriculture
Supporting Entity: Department of Environmental Health and Solid Waste
Additional Supporting Entity: n/a
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: – Web
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1 – Resource 2
Policy Outcome:

Hebron's Central Vegetable Market serves as a central hub of the municipality's food systems vision developed after the first Milan Urban Food Policy Pact in 2015. In particular, the City Council, along with other stakeholders, organized several initiatives aimed at increasing smallholder well-being while ensuring sustainability and quality control. This program seeks to establish a vegetable market that aggregates and distributes safe and nutritious produce to local residents; to promote smallholder use of sustainable practices and build smallholder capacity through regular evaluation of growing practices and outcomes; and to collect and responsibly dispose of compost/organic waste for future use by local farmers.

Policy Keywords: community food system; coordination; distribution; fertilizer; food hubs; food safety; food waste diversion; physical infrastructure; quality control; traceability; waste prevention