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Smart Adaptation of Forest Landscapes in Mountain Areas

Smart Adaptation of Forest Landscapes in Mountain Areas

 

ObjectiveEnhance climate resilience of vulnerable forest ecosystems, while promoting the resilience and livelihoods of vulnerable rural communities in mountain areas through sustainable forest management and reforestation

Outcomes:

1) Diversified and sustainable sources of income for vulnerable communities

2) Reduced soil erosion, fragmentation of forest resources and biodiversity losses for more resilient forest and rural mountain forest communities

3) Increased technical and institutional capacity at national level to replicate participatory climate proof forest management

BeneficiariesMinistry of Agriculture; Rural communities

DonorGlobal Environment Facility-Special Climate Change Fund (GEF-SCCF)

Implementing PartnersMinistry of Agriculture

Duration2016 - 2021

Budget: 7 145 635 USD

Code: GCP/LEB/027/SCF

Promotion of Agricultural Livelihoods and Employment through Investment in Land Reclamation and Water Reservoirs

Promotion of Agricultural Livelihoods and Employment through Investment in Land Reclamation and Water Reservoirs

 

ObjectiveSustaining the agriculture and rural livelihoods of  small and medium men and women farmers in Lebanon, while adopting climate change sustainable natural resources management and conservation approaches  

Outcomes:

1) The Lebanon Green Plan procedures are simplified, updated, and tailored to the work requirements

2) All existing farmers’ applications are reviewed and suitable projects identified and approved. Women’s applications will be given priority in the review process

3) Land reclamation and water infrastructure construction sites are implemented

4) Sustainable agriculture production for individual small and medium male and female farmers are designed and supported with appropriate training

Beneficiaries1 220 Lebanese farmers; 80 000 man-day job opportunities

DonorThe Kingdom of  the Netherlands

Implementing PartnersGreen Plan / Ministry of Agriculture

Duration: 2016 - 2019

Budget: 8 250 000 USD

Code: OSRO/LEB/602/NET

Upgrading the Technical Agriculture Education System in Lebanon

Upgrading the Technical Agriculture Education System in Lebanon

 

ObjectiveRehabilitating the seven Lebanese agricultural schools to enhance the employment of young male and female Lebanese and displaced Syrians and other refugees in Lebanon by giving them the opportunity to acquire the necessary technical skills to access better career opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness in Lebanon or in Syria

Outcomes

1) The National Technical Policy Strategy  is revised

2) Linkages between the agricultural schools and the private sector are created

3) Seven agriculture technical schools are upgraded and adequately equipped

4) The management and teaching capacity of the schools are enhanced with focus on women teacher participation

5) The enrollment of Lebanese and Syrian students is increased

BeneficiariesEnrollment: 525 students/year; Vocational Technical Training: 1 848 students

Donor: The Kingdom of the Netherlands

Implementing PartnersMinistry of Agriculture, ILO, AVSI, with coordination with UNICEF

Duration: 2016 - 2019

Budget: USD 5 200 000

Code: OSRO/601/LEB/NET

National Center for Forestry Seeds of Lebanon

National Center for Forestry Seeds of Lebanon

 

Objective: Improve productivity and sustainability of forestry in Lebanon

Outcomes:

1) Establishing a functional seed center at Tall Amara-LARI, allowing appropriate processing, quality control (germination tests, etc.), and storage of forest seeds

2) Starting a seed provenance protocol system, allowing the collection of healthy seeds from defined mother, and the traceability of seeds from the site of origin (collection) to their germination in nurseries

3) Establishing a field/site data collection form allowing to map the potential sites of mother trees for each species that would serve later for improving the selection of better plant material with higher adaptive capacity to climate extremes

4) Setting up a distribution system allowing the access to plant material from different national partners through a memorandum of understanding between MoA and LARI, including the set of an organizational mechanism for decision-making and information dissemination

Beneficiaries: Public institutions, mainly the Ministry of Agriculture

Donor: The Government of Norway

Implementing Partners: Ministry of Agriculture, LARI

Duration: 2016 - 2018

Budget: USD 373 032

Surveillance and Management of Fruit Flies in Lebanon

Surveillance and Management of Fruit Flies in Lebanon

 

ObjectiveContribute to preserving horticultural crop production, mainly fruit and vegetables from negative effect of invasive fruit flies species, and improve the food security and livelihood of rural communities

Outcomes:

1)  Effective action plan for surveillance of fruit flies is developed and efficient cost effective surveillance and management techniques procured

2)  Countrywide early detection and surveillance for fruit flies is implemented

3)  Efficient management programme for fruit flies exclusion, eradication, and containment is enforced

4)  National capacities for effective surveillance and management of fruit flies are developed

5)  Recommendations and follow-up national plan is developed 

BeneficiariesAll farmers and producersPublic institutions, mainly the Ministry of Agriculture; Private sector, mainly exporters, suppliers, traders

DonorFAO Technical Cooperation Programme

Implementing PartnersMinistry of Agriculture

Duration: 2014 - 2017

Budget: USD 500 000

Code: TCP/LEB/3502

Support to vulnerable households affected by the Syria crisis in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

Support to vulnerable households affected by the Syria crisis in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

 

Objectives:

 1) Improve food security and nutritional indicators while enhancing income generation of poor and vulnerable Lebanese returnees residing in border areas with Syria.

2) Reduce food insecurity of 100 affected families (500 people) in rural areas through vegetable production with micro garden techniques in Lebanon

3) Enhance household income generation of 400 affected families (2000 people) in rural areas through increased opportunities in bread making or food preservation / transformation and marketing training in Lebanon.

Implementing period: 2016 - 2017

Budget: 326 915 USD

Donor: Ireland

Partners: IOM and Ministry of Agriculture

Code: OSRO/RAB/501/IRE

Increase the resilience of the small scale family farming in Lebanon through the establishment of semi-intensive egg Production units and the initiation of an electronic agriculture inputs delivery system

Increase the resilience of the small scale family farming in Lebanon through the establishment of semi-intensive egg Production units and the initiation of an electronic agriculture inputs delivery system

 

Objective: To improve food security, nutrition and livelihood of vulnerable Lebanese households most affected by the Syria crisis.

Result: Improved food security, nutrition and agriculture livelihoods of 3 150 vulnerable Lebanese households in supporting eggs production and marketing and increasing access to high quality protein for poor households.

Implementing period: 2015 - 2017

Amount: 3 333 332 USD

Donor: The European Union

Partners: FAO, WFP and Ministry of Agriculture

Code: OSRO/LEB/502/EC

Support to the Ministry of Agriculture in Strengthening and Modernizing the Agricultural Statistics System

Support to the Ministry of Agriculture in Strengthening and Modernizing the Agricultural Statistics System


Objective: The project is expected to lead to strengthened technical capacity of MoA in generating agricultural statistics which will contribute in fostering agricultural production, increasing competitiveness and improving food systems and livelihoods. Thus the project will facilitate agricultural development planning for increasing agricultural production and improving the living standard of small and marginal farmers.

The impact will thus be accessible after the availability and use of agricultural data by national and state planners. Both institutional and non-institutional organizations directly or indirectly involved in agricultural development are the main stakeholders and target beneficiaries of the project. The MoA is the governmental institution where all agricultural statistical information will be compiled in a database and put at users' disposal (public and private actors) thus helping decision making.

Donor: EU
Partners: MOA, Central Administration for Statistics
Implementation period: 2014 - 2017
Code: (GCP/LEB/023/EC)

Assessment and Development of a Programme to Alleviate the Conelet Losses in Pinus pinea in Lebanon

Assessment and Development of a Programme to Alleviate the Conelet Losses in Pinus pinea in Lebanon


Objective: The main purpose of this TCP Facility proposal is to respond to the request of the Government of Lebanon for technical assistance in fielding a mission to assess the nature and extent of the pine conelet losses in the Lebanese stone pine (Pinus pinea) forests, propose remedial actions and formulate a TCP project as a frame for the implementation of the proposed measures.

Beneficiaries: The main target beneficiaries of the project are stone pine producers, their syndicate, rural communities, followed by governmental authorities, extension authorities, national plant production organizations and forestry authorities.

Target areas: stone pine forests in Lebanon

Donor: FAO

Partners: MOA, Syndicate of Pine producers

Budget: 51 233 USD

Period: 2014 - 2017

Code: TCP/LEB/3501 

Enhance the livelihood and food security of vulnerable Lebanese women through improving their dairy production practices and supporting their dairy processing activities

Enhance the livelihood and food security of vulnerable Lebanese women through improving their dairy production practices and supporting their dairy processing activities

 

Objective: Provide assistance to 200 dairy producers and 200 women dairy processors engaged in the program to increase levels of income through improved milk quality and dairy products and improve the hygienic quality of milk produced by farmers engaged in the program by reducing bacteriological contamination by 50%. Emphasis is made on improving the quality and hygienic standards of milk and dairy products to safeguard the Lebanese consumer and improve the milk prices.

Outcome:

1) 200 smallholder milk producers benefiting from increased income from milk sale

2) 25 percent improvement in the quality of the milk produced by the project beneficiaries

3) 180 smallholder women-headed dairy households supported with mini dairies units and stainless steel milk cans and 20 with medium dairy units.

Budget: 403 050 USD

Donor: Italian cooperation

Beneficiaries: Vulnerable women headed households and dairy farmers in 40 villages located in the most vulnerable areas of Lebanon

Duration: 2015 - 2017

Code: GCP/LEB/024/ITA

Strengthening the Coordination of the National Afforestation and Reforestation Programme in Lebanon

Strengthening the Coordination of the National Afforestation and Reforestation Programme in Lebanon

 

Objective: The national capacity in planning, implementing and monitoring of reforestation is strengthened.

Results: This result will be achieved through implementing the following outputs and activities. The project will recruit one Reforestation Program Coordinator (RPC) to manage and supervise all outputs and activities.

Targeted areas and Beneficiaries: The project aims to enhance the capacity of the MoA to coordinate stakeholder to achieve the goal of the National Afforestation and Reforestation Programme (NARP) through supporting the planned Reforestation Programme Coordination Unit (RPCU).

Implementing period: 2015 - 2017

Budget: 240 000 USD

Donor: FAO Technical Cooperation Programme

Code: TCP/LEB/3503

Social Protection Initiative

Social Protection Initiative

Within the framework of integrating Social Protection into agricultural sector, and in response to the Syrian displaced crisis in rural and agricultural areas of Lebanon, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the support of the OSP Multidisciplinary Fund (MDF) from both the Building Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition Regional Initiative (FSN RI) and Small Scale Agriculture Regional Initiative (SSA RI) initiated to technically support the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Lebanon on Child Labour and on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in agriculture. Different initiatives have been implemented by FAO in Lebanon such as:

1) The Mapping of social and agricultural services providers in Lebanon and the coordination mechanism between Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Social Affairs to be established and formalized through an MoU

2) Raising awareness on Decent work and Occupational Safety and Health in agriculture in collaboration with ILO

3) Contribution to the National action plan to combat child labour in Lebanon in partnership with ILO, UNICEF and Ministry of Labour

The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

 

Objective: Forest and Landscape Restoration initiatives/programs are implemented in Lebanon with an integrated landscape approach taking into consideration the multiple land uses and the diverse interests of the local stakeholders 

Outcomes: 

1)     Governance, institutional support to MoA and enabling environment

2)  Facilitate public and private investments and partnerships (National Fund/CSR platform and mobilization of the Diaspora

3)  Methodological models are implemented, and potentially replicable in other Lebanese regions

Donor: Republic of Korea

Implementing PartnersMinistry of Agriculture, Civil Society

Duration: 2014 - 2020

Budget: 325 816 USD

Code: GCP/GLO/579/ROK

Establishing Farmers' Registry in Lebanon

Establishing Farmers' Registry in Lebanon

 

Objective: Enhance the economic case for expansion of social protection to the rural poor in Lebanon, as a critical strategy to reduce rural poverty

Outcomes: 

1)  Economic case for expansion of coverage of social protection in rural areas is enhanced in Lebanon

2) Improved understanding of the main key barriers that prevent effective access to social protection in rural areas, and of potential options for expansion

Beneficiaries: Lebanese farmers and farm workers with limited or no access to social protection 

Donor: FAO Multi-Partner Programme Support Mechanism

Implementing Partners: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Social Affairs/National Poverty Targeting Programme, Ministry of Labour/National Social Security Fund, ILO

Duration: 2017 (12 months)

Budget: USD 211 000

Code: FMM/INT/278/MUL 

Enabling Rural Youth Aged 15 to 17 to Access Decent Work

Enabling Rural Youth Aged 15 to 17 to Access Decent Work

 

ObjectiveIncreased consideration of the needs of Rural Youth aged 15-17 in the international arena and targeted countries

Outcomes

1) The knowledge base at global level on the specific challenges faced by rural youth aged 15-17 is strengthened and the good practices at policy, programmatic and legislative levels are drawn from experiences of various sub-sectors and regions and disseminated

2)  Innovative and promising practices in the four selected countries are implemented, in view of improved skills development, successful school-to-work transition and better and more employment options for rural youth aged 15-17 in agriculture and the rural economy

BeneficiariesRural boys and girls 15-17 age group; Small-scale farmers; Producers’, workers’ and employers’ organizations; Ministry of Agriculture; Private sector companies; A wide range of agricultural stakeholders

Implementing PartnersMinistry of Agriculture, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF

Duration: 2017 (12 months)

BudgetUSD 78 000

Code: FMM/INT/278/MUL

Strengthening of Food Security Information and Early Warning Systems for Effective Resilience-based Response in Countries Affected by the Protracted Syrian Crisis

Strengthening of Food Security Information and Early Warning Systems for Effective Resilience-based Response in Countries Affected by the Protracted Syrian Crisis

 

Objective: The TCP project will provide solutions and seed money for institutional and technical support needed improve the coordination and exchange of information between stakeholders for improved decision-making in policy formulation and/or programming.

Donor: FAO

Partners: MOA, iMMAP

Implementation period: 2015 -  2017

Code: TCP/RAB/3502

Website: RFSAN