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Learning Journey on LSPA in Lebanon

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 the United Nations (FAO). As part of the 3-year mutual commitment, the Mediterranean network, including members...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Palestine - Tunisia - Turkey
2017 - Urgenci

Video
Learning journey to Lebanon

Between November 22 - 25, 2017 Lebanon hosted the 2nd Learning Journey on LSPA: Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agro-ecology between producers and consumers. Around 20 facilitators from 11 Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria) participated and shared their experiences through meetings and site...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Palestine - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Turkey
2017 - Urgenci

Journal article
The comparative analysis of Mediterranean coastal communities: six case studies

The aim of this study is to promote cooperation and actions for the benefit of coastal communities on the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean region by adopting an approach that integrates environmental, economic and social dimensions. These areas are traditionally based on Fisheries, especially small-scale fisheries (SSFs), which...
Algeria - Egypt - Italy - Lebanon - Morocco - Tunisia
2017

Report
Assessment of Treated Wastewater for Agriculture in Lebanon

Final report
The purpose of this study is to provide an updated and comprehensive database of information on the status and progresses made on the use of treated wastewater in Lebanon, to highlight data gaps and inconsistencies, and assess the potentialities of TWW using a case study approach in Caza (Province) through...
Lebanon
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Website
Souk Aal Souk - Farmer’s market

"Souk aal Souk” farmer’s market aims at promoting organic and healthy food of local farmers and small producers from different Lebanese areas. It intends to build and strengthen linkages between urban residents and rural producers by offering city residents access to healthy traditional food, and direct contact with the producers....
Lebanon
2016 - The Food heritage Foundation

Policy brief/paper
Small Scale Family Farming Regional Initiative

The overall objective of this Regional Initiative is to reduce rural poverty by promoting and supporting inclusive small-scale agricultural development, with special attention to governance and institutions, including improving access of smallholders to social protection, rural services and markets, strengthening the capacities of producers’ organizations and promoting youth employment and...
Egypt - Jordan - Lebanon - Mauritania - Morocco - Sudan - Tunisia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Conference proceedings
The value chains of Mediterranean sheep and goat products. Organisation of the industry, marketing strategies, feeding and production systems

In the Mediterranean, the diversity of production systems and value chains is seen as an asset for sustainability. More than anywhere else, the Mediterranean zone boasts a wide range of sheep and goat farming situations, products and natural resources. This diversity of production systems has provided many different products, shaped...
Algeria - France - Italy - Lebanon - Morocco - Portugal - Tunisia - Turkey
2016 - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Report
Lebanon Country Programming Framework 2016 -2019

Under the patronage of the Prime Minister, Mr. Tammam Salam, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Lebanon, launched its "Lebanon - Country Programming Framework 2016 - 2019" at the Grand Serail in Beirut, on Monday, May 16, 2016. The ceremony was attended by the Minister...
Lebanon
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal
Options Méditerranéennes. The value chains of Mediterranean sheep and goat products. Organisation of the industry, marketing strategies, feeding and production systems.

In the Mediterranean, the diversity of production systems and value chains is seen as an asset for sustainability. More than anywhere else, the Mediterranean zone boasts a wide range of sheep and goat farming situations, products and natural resources. This diversity of production systems has provided many different products, shaped...
Algeria - Lebanon - Libya - Morocco - Portugal - Tunisia - Turkey
2016 - Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM-IAMM)

Project
Coping with Water Scarcity: The Role of Agriculture. Lebanon

Phase III: Strengthening national capacities
This publication summarized the activities of the project (Coping with water scarcity – the role of agriculture- Phase III: Strengthening national capacities in Lebanon). The project has helped improve the national, regional and local capacity to cope with water scarcity, as a result of an improved knowledge on how water...
Lebanon
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Journal article
Motivation and values of farmers in Lebanon: a comparison between organic and conventional agricultural producers

In Lebanon, the agricultural sector suffers from both internal and external problems that opposed its development. Relatively high production costs, unregulated use of chemicals and the absence of extension services can be considered the most important in addition to groundwater pollution, high-level migration towards cities, lack of economic policy for...
Lebanon
2016 - International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Event
FAFS Digital Contest on Food Security

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut announces a digital contest to collect stories related to food security through this hashtag: #AUBFoodSecurity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Lebanon
2016 - American University of Beirut (AUB)

Blog article
FAO opens new subregional office in Lebanon to tackle effects of crises

Conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen are the prime culprit behind the doubling of undernourished people in the Near East, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today as he visited Beirut, where FAO is opening a new sub-regional office.Lebanon and 14 other countries in the Near East and North...
Lebanon
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
“Akleh” – Community Kitchen

Over a period of 5 months, the Food Heritage Foundation (FHF) team worked on rehabilitating and equipping the foundation’s kitchen at Zico House – Spears, partnering with small producers in rural areas in order to secure a regular supply of high-quality raw ingredients to the kitchen and contacting women cooks...
Lebanon
2016 - Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut (ESDU -AUB)

Blog article
Good agricultural practices in Mashreq

Good agricultural practices emerged as a common priority in Egypt and Lebanon during the initial meetings that were held as part of the ENPARD South Support Programme. Following which, there was a mutual agreement between ENPARD, the Egyptian and Lebanese think tank to organise in each country a national workshop...
Egypt - Lebanon
2016 - European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)

Journal article
Water governance under uncertainty: the case study of Users’ Associations in Lebanon

Governance of water use for irrigation is a challenging topic, due to alteration in climatic patterns and the resulting resource scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions. Success stories can turn quickly into failures when significant disturbances occur. This contribution focuses on the institutional analysis to highlight factors which enable or...
Lebanon
2016 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Case study
Darb El Karam

the trail of generosity
In Lebanon, food culture is an integral part of the local identity. Though much of the culinary repertoire is the same, different communities have their own local dishes and cooking techniques that highlight their distinctive traits. Farming activities and food preserve making are at the centre of the Lebanese rural...
Lebanon
2015 - Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU)

Case study
Souk aal souk

The market was established in 2013 through collaboration between the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut and The Food Heritage Foundation; and is supported by Waterfront City Cares.On average, 15 producers and farmers from across Lebanon regularly participate in Souk aal Souk, offering to the...
Lebanon
2015 - Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit of the American university of Beirut (ESDU)

Report
Sustainable consumption for better resource management in Arab countries

2015 Annual report of the Arab forum for environment and development (AFED)
The report analyses the determinants of demand on energy, water, and food in the Arab region, thgat  include socio-economic contexts, level of development, population growth, rate of urbanization, scarcity of water resources, the harsh climate conditions, and pricing policies. However, the region is truly heterogeneous in terms of socioeconomic contexts,...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2015 - Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)

Report
Sustainable Food Consumption in Arab Countries

The need for sustainable food consumption in Arab countries has emerged from the regional concern for food and nutrition security that requires special consideration on multiple levels and disciplines. In response to population growth and demand, the current Arab food system – characterized by intensive agricultural production as well as...
Algeria - Bahrain - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Libya - Mauritania - Morocco - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Sudan - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - United Arab Emirates - Yemen
2015 - Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)
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