Towards Agricultural Sustainability and Efficiency - Auslandsbüro Libanon
This report delves into Lebanon's agricultural sector, shedding light on its vital role in the country's socio-economic framework. The primary objective is to provide the foundation for well-informed policy recommendations and strategic actions to promote a more sustainable and efficient agricultural industry.
The study acknowledges the crucial necessity of accurately depicting the current state of this sector, and strives to ensure that all data, insights, and proposals provided align with the true realities of Lebanon.
There exists an underlying understanding that any proposed reforms or developmental strategies must be carefully considered against the backdrop of the existing socio-economic situation, ensuring a keen focus on the potential for self-sufficiency and a conscious effort to avoid exacerbating the country's strained economy.
To fulfill this task, the study carries out a meticulous mapping of Lebanon's agricultural landscape, incorporating a detailed analysis of aspects such as lands, stakeholders, policies, legislations, trade, food security, industries, and markets. The impacts of the prevailing circumstances on agriculture are also investigated in depth, making this section an essential component of the document and offering a thorough situational analysis of the agricultural industry.
A unique feature of the study is the stakeholder needs assessment, conducted through interviews with farmers, experts, and governmental representatives. This assessment is further categorized into thematic sections, including education, farming practices, quality control, safety, labor, development plans, and food security, offering a panoramic view of the agricultural landscape from the perspective of its key players.
Finally, the study presents a roadmap for the future, articulating strategic actions the government can adopt to enhance agricultural practices, infrastructure, quality control, safety, food security, and education. These proposed actions are systematically broken down into specific tasks for the sake of clarity and ease of implementation.