FAO in Lebanon

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25 November 2022
More than one thousand  small-scale farmers’ will be able to reclaim their unproductive lands,  construct water reservoirs and do on-farm complementary works (terracing, retaining walls, planting of tree seedlings, installing more efficient drip irrigation systems, and fencing). This will be made possible with the generous support of the government of Denmark...
24 November 2022
Traditionally, most farmers in Lebanon depend on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to have better yields and control pests. They believe that increasing the quantity of chemical fertilizers would indefinitely increase their crop yields. In this context, and within the framework of the projects funded by the Norwegian Government and the World...
23 November 2022
Inaam is a farmer from Nabatieh. She is the only income maker of her family. With farming being crucial for her living, she looked for help from a FAO project to reclaim her land and grow olives, wheat and lentils. Inaam applied to the call launched in 2021 by the Ministry...
16 November 2022
Twenty participants from the Regional Services and Agricultural Centers of the Ministry of Agriculture and from the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) attended a training on irrigation water management and the use of Aquacrop model. The training took place in Le Commodore hotel in Beirut from 7 November 2022 until 11...
04 November 2022
Lebanon relies on food imports and specifically wheat to cover 80 percent of its food needs. However, the total volume of these imports is decreasing due to the declining availability of foreign currencies and removal of subsidies on food and fuel. Prices of basic commodities continue to increase amidst persisting inflation.In...
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