Development of organic agriculture: national meeting of the EU-funded ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project in Lebanon

September 8, 2020
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The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Zahle and the Bekaa (CCIAZ) has organized the National meeting of the ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM, in presence of the General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Eng. Louis Lahoud, and the General Director of the Chamber, Mr. Youssef Geha, within the framework of the project “Boosting cross border Organic Ecosystem through enhancing agro-food alliances” funded by the European Union within the ENI CBC MED program. A number of interested parties joined the meeting along with others through video conferencing.

Mr. Lahoud announced the creation of a national committee for organic agriculture, which will follow up the implementation of the laws related to organic farming. Also, he stressed the need to work on the marketing of organic products in various Lebanese regions through farmers markets in order to sell products without going through intermediaries.

Then, the Project Coordinator Mr Said Gedeon explained the objectives, work plan and mechanisms that will be adopted to assist farmers, producers and workers in the organic agriculture production value chain.

ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project aims at reducing the obstacles for the development of organic agriculture and make the MSMEs operating in organic agriculture more competitive and better integrated. The project intends to establish a cross-border agro-food ecosystem which will set the ground for the development of the Mediterranean whole organic sector. This will be encouraged through new business alliances, creation of innovative value chains, and specialized support provided to MSMEs to increase the quality and the commercialization of products and their capacities to access to new markets.


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