Yara Dowani from Jerusalem, is a farmer, activist, and researcher. Yara’s interest in farming started in 2017 after joining a permaculture design course. After the course, she traveled to Spain to visit sustainable projects and farms. Coming back to Palestine she joined a research group studying perennial plants and edible wild plants in Palestine. Since 2018 she has been part of Om Sleiman farm's team and is part of many initiatives and movements working on agroecology and food sovereignty. Now Yara’s interest lies mostly in the educational part of resistant farming and cooperatives forming.