Lebanon: EU-funded MedSNAIL highlights culinary and cultural heritage of West Bekaa and Shouf

August 3, 2020
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On 27 July, the American University of Beirut (AUB) team participated in the online bilateral training on the Field Mapping activity organized by Slow Food Italy team, in the framework of the EU-funded MedSNAIL project. The main objective of this training session was to define the technical aspects that will guide the selection of the producers and products that will be part of the project. The meeting clearly defined the framework for identifying the key players in the traditional food production, as well as on the necessity to build connection with the producers and involve them in the project and even beyond.
In the case of Lebanon, work will be done in two selected areas: the Shouf and West Bekaa, The two areas have always been home for the traditional know-how linked to agriculture and food processing.
Another important part of the session was the highlight on the Mediterranean Diet which proved to have less greenhouse gas emissions and a better environmental impact.
The MedSNAIL project has a total budget of 2.028.807,74€ and is funded by the EU under the ENI CBC Med Programme by 90% (1.825.926,97 €), it has a three-year duration and aims to foster socially and environmentally sustainable development of agro-food SMEs by giving value to traditional Euro-Mediterranean products according to a “slow” approach and short-chain principles.


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MedSNAIL project 

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon