Nasser Abufarha was born in the farming village of Al Jalama. In the United States, he concluded his education with a PhD in anthropology. After his studies, he founded and managed the Mediterranean restaurant Shish Café for many years. Working for various companies he substantially improved his business skills.
In 2004, Nasser returned to Palestine and set up his company Canaan Fair Trade
(CFT). He realized that economic independence is a foundation of peace in
Palestine as the Israeli occupation is also carried out with “economic weapons”.
The Israeli army, for example, uprooted about 800.000 olive trees.