"I have a large family. There are 15 of us, including my grandchildren. Farming is hard work for us and I'm getting older," says Hatem Al Zaben. The olive farmer is already in his 70s. "But I love the soil here and that we can eat what we grow ourselves." Hatem Al Zaben owns 5 hectares of land around his home on which he cultivates 30 different types of vegetables and fruits, and another 7 hectares for his olive trees, his most important asset. "The biggest challenges we face are wild boars, a lack of infrastructure and land reclamation."