USAID Provides Agricultural Support To The Lebanese Farmers

Diana E.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it had distributed “seeds, seedlings, and fertilizers to more than 11,000 small-scale Lebanese farmers across the country.”

The donation, totaling $1.1 million, is part of the Lebanon Agriculture and Rural Empowerment (ARE) Activity. It aims to facilitate the cultivation of vegetables and legumes for consumption or sale.

5,000 farmers have received support so far, with further distribution campaigns planned for spring and fall. Each beneficiary receives a personalized program, technical training, and educational materials to enhance crop productivity and communication.

This initiative aims to mitigate the impact of high food costs and declining purchasing power on the Lebanese population in general, with a particular focus on rural communities.

USAID Lebanon Director Julie Southfield emphasized the agency’s commitment to “support and provide farmers with the resources they need to improve their agricultural production and strengthen their productivity, resilience, food self-sufficiency, and the country’s food systems.”


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