LIVINGAGRO closing event in Lebanon highlights its contribution to Mediterranean agroforestry
August 17, 2023
On last August 8th, 2023, the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) hosted the final ceremony of the LIVINGAGRO project at LARI headquarters, in Tal Amara, Bekaa, Lebanon. With a strong participation exceeding 90 attendees (82 onsite and 10 online), the event highlighted the growing interest of Mediterranean agroforestry stakeholders in innovation and knowledge transfer-related issues with particular reference to multifunctional olive systems and grazed woodlands. Throughout the day, experts and high-level speakers from Lebanon, Italy, Jordan and Greece presented the implemented work and activities during the four years of project life addressing various issues and challenges with final beneficiaries, namely farmers, entrepreneurs, local administrators, researchers, private companies, policy makers and other stakeholders interested and involved in agroforestry.
The LIVINGAGRO final conference was successfully concluded with a social lunch among all participants who expressed appreciation and gratitude with reference to attendance to the event representing an opportunity to enrich their knowledge on agroforestry and related innovations. As an annexed part of the final ceremony, on the following day the LIVINGAGRO partners had the chance to take part to a field visit organized by LARI to an ancient olive orchard in the central part of Lebanon where they met also the Mayor of the referring village as well as to an ancient cedar forest, the so-called “Cedars of God” located in the Kadisha Valley of Bsharre.