Research notes


Spring 2020: As the plants are blooming, we are collecting seeds of wild food plants. Also identifying, cataloguing and collecting specimens.


February 2020: Journal article published by Makaneyyat researchers and colleagues from The Land Institute in the Journal of Arid Environments

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.104085


January - February 2020: Makaneyyat team propagated seeds and transplanted seedlings from Makaneyyat's collection.


November - December 2019: The team collected diverse seeds from various wild tree populations in Palestine including;

Crataegus azarolus var. aronia L., Ceratonia siliqua L., Ziziphus jujuba Mill., Pistacia lentiscus L., Pistacia terebinthus L., Quercus coccifera L., Arbutus andrachne L., Quercus infectoria Oliv.


August 2019: Coauthored journal article introducing the work of Makaneyyat is submitted to refereed scientific journal in the U.S.


March-April 2019: The Makaneyyat team conducted fieldwork to identify, catalogue, collect specimens, and collects seeds of wild food plants.


November 2018: The team conducted plant survey in Ein Qiniya-Ramallah.


2018: Makaneyyat's first book was published under the name of "Palestinian Wild Food Plants".


Fall 2018: Video shots capturing the beauty of Palestine during our field work.