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Olive Oils, Spreads, Maftoul,  Za'atar

Canaan Palestine sells olive oil and other delicacies produced by more than 2000 small farmers, organized in village cooperatives and represented by the Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA). Canaan supplies bulk as well as finished and packaged olive oil and other goods to Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Our olive oil and all of our products come with a Palestinian Certificate of Origin. A large and growing portion of them are certified organic.

We Create Opportunity For Farmers and Communities

Canaan Palestine uses fair trade practices to empower marginalized Palestinian rural communities, caught in conflict, so they can sustain their peoples' livelihoods and culture. We have built direct working relationships with these communities, paying sustainable prices for their agricultural products to ensure fair wages for labor along the supply chain.

We support farmers in improving production procedures and product quality, building their capacity to work collectively and to sell to international markets.

We educate farmers about sustainable practices and support conversion to certified organic production. We ensure sterling quality standards, while implementing social and economic empowerment programs.

Canaan promotes cross-cultural, interfaith, and multi-ethnic connection of all participants in the production and trade processes: workers, farmers, processors, traders, exporters, importers, distributors, and consumers. The idea is to create one community connected by the fair exchange of goods in a cross-cultural setting.

The Reestablishment of Traditional Sustainable Farming In Palestine

By giving incentives to produce a high quality product, Canaan and its partners hope to reestablish traditional sustainable farming as an avenue for Palestinan farmers earning a livelihood.  Fair trade provides a vehicle for alternative cultural expression and the opportunity for communities caught in conflict to connect with the outside world.


For generations, our farms have given us some of the most delicately flavorful olives, almonds, tomatoes and other treasures of the earth. In the tradition of Palestinian hospitality and in the spirit of fair trade, we invite you to experience these pleasures.



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