Lebanon: EU programme supports development of Good Agricultural Practices
May 27, 2016
The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) South Support Programme (ESSP II) will organise the third national workshop in Lebanon on 30 and 31 May 2016 to present the action plans developed by the representatives of the six production chains identified to work on the development of Good Agricultural Pratices (GAP) in the country.
Good Agricultural Pratices (GAP) emerged as a priority for Lebanon during the discussions held through the ENPARD South support programme workshops. This theme was chosen to be the focus of EU support through the programme, in light of the various food safety issues that the country has been dealing with for the past few years. The six production chains selected are: olive oil, vegetables milk production, citrus trees, honey, and apple.
ENPARD has been designed to support the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood countries in their agricultural and rural development. The initiative aims to support the formulation and implementation of renewed public policies in order to meet the challenges of food security, diversification of rural economies and governance in agriculture and management of rural areas. (EU Neighbourhood Info)