United States Supports Rural Tourism at the Third National Rural Tourism Forum

On December 6, 2016, USAID Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson and Minister of Tourism, Mr. Michel Pharaon, inaugurated the third National Rural Tourism Forum at Le Royal Hotel, Beirut.  The forum, organized by Beyond Beirut and the USAID-funded Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, brought together more than 100 experts and stakeholders from the …

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United States Supports Farmers in Jezzine with New Table Olive Processing Facility

On November 18, 2016, Chargé d’Affaires Danny Hall celebrated the completion of the first Table Olive Processing Facility in Jezzine District (located in Roum village). The new facility was funded by USAID as part of the Building Alliance for Local Advancement, Development, and Investment (BALADI) program in partnership with the Union of Jezzine Municipalities. This …

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With Support from USAID, 5000 Cedars planted in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve

More than 1,000 Participants Plant 5,000 Cedars in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve through USAID’s Support  Maaser El Chouf, November 6, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI), in partnership with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Byblos Bank, and …

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