Gaza's dairy sector has been severely damaged by Israel’s separation policy, blockade and three rounds of hostilities. The sector is now highly dependent on imports for production and consumption and is unable to compete with imported products. However, there are opportunities for the sector to grow and reduce its dependence on external markets. This requires donors to urgently invest in the sector to effectively support efforts to develop it, and the local authorities to build the capacity of the sector and help create a competitive environment for investment.
Publication date: 19 January 2017