Agriculture Sector Working Group (ASWG)
The main purpose of the ASWG is to act as a forum for information-sharing and coordination between donors and the PA on issues related to agriculture development, as well as the priorities and strategies of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The key functions of the ASWG are as follows:
The ASWG reports to the Economic Strategy Group (ESG) on a regular basis.
Membership in the group is limited to donors and other institutions (e.g. relevant non-governmental organizations, private sector organizations) who can add substantial financial or analytical value, as well as relevant PA institutions.
Co-Chairs: Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Spain
Technical Advisor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
PA institutions: Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development (MoPAD), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Office of the President (OoP), Private Sector Coordinating Council (PSCC)
Donors: Denmark, Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), United States (US), World Bank
NGOs: Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations’ Network (PNGO)
Observer: Office of the Quartet (OQ)
Secretariat: Local Aid Coordination Secretariat (LACS)