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Log: Tur'an Village Project, 1954

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AFSC selected the Arab village of Tur’an inside Israel, relatively close to both other Arab villages and to Jewish settlements (kibbutzim), to use as a model agricultural cooperative that could be replicated. This 20-page log captures the goals and progress from 8/3/49 to 12/14/53, as farmers adopted modern, mechanized practices and learned how cooperative agriculture could improve village life. The plan included not only machinery but also “livestock, poultry improvement, conservation, seed improvement, better marketing, and methods of sanitation.” This project demonstrates a Middle East adaptation of a cooperative-living model that AFSC has introduced in regions as diverse as Africa, Appalachia, and Latin America.

Created Date 
Mar 14, 2016

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