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2009

Recovery and Rehabilitation of Dairy Sector in Bekâa Valley and Hermel-Akkar Uplands (Lebanon)

Liban

Recovery and Rehabilitation of Dairy Sector in Bekâa Valley and Hermel-Akkar Uplands (Lebanon)

Pays : Liban

Identification du projet : OSRO/LEB/901/UNJ

Date : 2009

Présentation

Background : The dairy sector in Lebanon is currently facing serious setbacks and the country is strongly dependant on imports of more than 80 percent of its dairy products. Dairy cows are concentrated in Bekâa Valley and North Akkar which are considered as Lebanon’s dairy basin, ensuring the main local dairy supply for the country. The last conflict (August 2006) had a negative impact and hardship on the livestock sub-sector in Lebanon. The number of dairy cows across Lebanon has decreased dramatically following the high death toll of livestock during the 2006 war and its aftermath and the continuously increasing number of dairy farms shutting down

Objectives : The proposed project is also aiming to provide alternative income generating activities to the poorest farmers with the highest level of socio-economic deprivation in Hermel-Akkar highlands in order to reduce their dependence on illicit crop

Outputs : The main outputs for this project are : (i) Through this project many households independently improved their income and employment opportunities, (ii) Improved dairy production and increase increased milk production in the country with decreased reliance on imports as well as improved standards of food safety through the availability of better milk quality using appropriate cooling system and milk handling, (iii) Improved farm management skills acquired through a comprehensive training programme for 600 farmers

Organisme de mise en oeuvre : The Directorate of Animal Resources at the Ministry

Budget : US$ 2,509,863

Lien vers le document source : Coopération FAO-Liban

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