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Case study
Lebanese potato farmers find that less is more when it comes to agrochemicals

Integrated crop management reduces use of agrochemicals while still improving yields
Fix it with chemicals. That was the old belief. Traditionally, farmers in Lebanon depended on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to manage plant nutrition or plant pests and diseases. Most farmers believed that increasing the quantity of chemical fertilizers would increase the yields of their crops. But now the rapidly deteriorating economic and...
Lebanon
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Training facilitators to guide farmers in Farm Business Schools all over Lebanon

Over a period of two weeks, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Lebanon, through a project funded by the European Union, trained facilitators on the Farm Business School (FBS) approach. The facilitators are now able to guide farmers from all over Lebanon in managing their farm...
Lebanon
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Project
Cooperation for Responsible Fisheries in Eastern Mediterranean

The EastMed project was designed to support the development of regionally consistent fisheries management among Eastern Mediterranean countries through the monitoring of commercial fisheries and the development of fishery research and management capacity. EastMed became operational in September 2009 with funds from the European Union (DG-MARE), the Government of Italy...
Egypt - Lebanon - Palestine - Turkey
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Regional Drought Management System for Middle East & North Africa

The purpose of this project is to empower decision-makers to plan for and manage the impacts of droughts on food and water security under current and future climate conditions.
Jordan - Lebanon - Morocco - Tunisia
2018 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Miscellanea
Social protection in Lebanon

Reducing rural poverty and strengthening rural resilience
Social protection is the set of policies and programmes aimed at preventing or protecting all people against poverty, vulnerability, and social exclusion throughout their lifecycles, particularly the most vulnerable groups. This poster will serve to demonstrate the efforts - and advancements made - in reducing rural poverty and increasing resilience...
Lebanon
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Mashakel wa houloul

Mashakel wa Houloul highlights environmental, agricultural, economic, social and daily encountered problems that challenge the development of rural communities. It promotes awareness about the adoption of sustainable practices, the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage of the MENA and the important roles youth and women can play in rural areas.Mashakel...
Lebanon
2018 - KariaNet

Fact sheet
Lebanon and FAO

FAO assistance in Lebanon is shaped by the 2016-2019 FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF), which is centered on two main government priority areas of technical cooperation:  Expanding economic and livelihood opportunities for the benefit of local economies and the most vulnerable communities;  Improving the performance of the agriculture...
Lebanon
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Learning Journey on LSPA in Lebanon, November 2017

Press release, Monday, November 27, 2017
Learning Journey on Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers in Lebanon, November 22-25, 2017. Urgenci, the international network of Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers (LSPA) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food and Agriculture Organization of...
Lebanon
2017 - Urgenci

Blog article
Milk money: supporting Lebanon’s women dairy processors

Across rural Lebanon, FAO is helping women dairy producers and processors to improve standards, diversify output and increase income.
Lebanon
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Event
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability in NENA Countries. Inception workshop

The Project “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability in NENA Countries” has been conceived and formulated to set the proper framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability (SDG 6, Target 6.4). This Inception Workshop of the Project brings beneficiary countries and...
Algeria - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Jordan - Lebanon - Morocco - Palestine - Tunisia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Miscellanea
Master of Science in Rural Community Development

The MS. in RCODE aims to train future graduate students and professionals such as planners, extension associates, human service providers, economic development specialists, or other local, regional or state policy-makers, practitioners or administrators, well grounded in development initiatives to enhance their careers in rural development and improve the livelihoods of...
Lebanon
2017 - America University of Beirut (AUB) - Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU)

Blog article
FAO raises awareness on social protection for rural poverty reduction in the Near East and North Africa region

Beirut, 30 March 2017 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) coordinated a technical meeting to promote and build government capacity for rural poverty reduction through social protection policymaking in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.
Lebanon
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Non-Wood Forest Product Value Chains in Lebanon

This report triangulates qualitative and quantitative primary and secondary data to analyze Lebanon’s main NWFPs value chains: pine nuts – Pinus pinea -, honey, Syrian oregano and sage – Origanum syriacum and Salvia fruticosa -, and laurel - Laurus nobilis. For each value chain, the report proposes recommendations for the...
Lebanon
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Étude sur l’agriculture familiale à petite échelle au Proche-Orient et Afrique du Nord. Pays focus: Liban

Le paysage agraire libanais est caractérisé par l’existence d’une petite agriculture rassemblant une majorité de ménages ruraux, dont le fonctionnement, le rôle et la contribution au développement de l’agriculture sont encore mal connus. Ces raisons sont l’objet de cette étude. Cette étude traite 3 thèmes majeurs : i) de l’état...
Lebanon
2017 - Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO)

Journal article
La planification locale, outil de durabilité environnementale : le cas des zones humides méditerranéennes

La mise en place des normes internationales de développement durable incite les pays à organiser la planification à une échelle locale et de façon participative. L’objectif de cet article est de montrer de quelle manière l’environnement est pris en compte à cette échelle dans 19 documents de planification de trois...
Algeria - Lebanon - Morocco
2017

Blog article
Strengthening national capacities of producer organizations tops the FAO regional inception workshop in Oman

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a two-day inception workshop in Muscat on the regional technical cooperation project entitled “Strengthening National Capacities of Producer Organizations in the Near East and North Africa”, which will focus on three countries from the region: The Sultanate of Oman,...
Lebanon - Oman - Sudan
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Policy brief/paper
The impacts of combining agricultural and social protection interventions

What do we know and what else do we need to know?
This is the policy brief drawn from a longer review that analyses and summarizes impact evaluation findings that focus on the interaction between agricultural interventions (including rural extension services, rural development, natural resource management, access to markets, subsidized credit, investment grants, access to improved seeds and fertilizer subsidies), and social...
Kyrgyzstan - Lebanon - Lesotho - Malawi - Rwanda - Senegal - Zambia - Zimbabwe
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
The mountain leaders rural women are

Wherever you go, whatever you produce, whatever you believe in, Women of the mountains are determined to lead their societies for survival.
Lebanon
2017 - SIMRA

Report
Child labour in agriculture in Lebanon

A guide for practitioners
This guide will serve as a significant tool for practitioners in Lebanon and the Arab countries who are attending to the issue of child labour in agriculture. Moreover, it represents a pillar for present and continuous collaborative efforts between two sister UN agencies (the ILO and FAO) and their national...
Lebanon
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Study on small-scale family farming in the Near East and North Africa region. Synthesis

This report provides an overview of a study conducted in the NENA region in 2015-2016 in partnership with FAO, CIRAD, CIHEAM-IAMM and six national teams, each of which prepared a national report. In the six countries under review in the NENA region (Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan and Tunisia), agriculture...
Egypt - Lebanon - Mauritania - Morocco - Sudan - Tunisia
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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