Success of Palestine Farmers Depends on Specialization, Says Sir John

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The success of the Jewish farmers in Palestine will depend upon their taking a cistinctive line in the agrcultural development, was the opinion expressed by Sir John Russell, member of the Experts Commission of the Jewish Agency in a lecture he delivered before the Geographical Association here.

To be successful, the Jewish farmers in Palestine will have to specialize in products of higher quality or such products that ripen early in the season, to compete with others on the world market.

The Jewish farmers should strive to produce special products of high quality and maintain a distinctive line of produce, not simply merging in the general world supply of goods of moderate quality. Sir John declared. This method will allow the Jewish agriculturists full scope for their intelligence, individuality and business ability. While the Jewish farmers will aim at producing a distinctive line, the Arabs can continue to produce the ordinary agricultural produce of the country. he said.

The maritime plain. Sir John continued, is eminently suited for fruit growing, especially citrus, fruits, bananas and grapes. The Jordan valley can produce tropical fruits like pineapples and interesting possibilities exist if the water supply would be regulated.

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