Going Forward: Back to Basics.

In response to the sequential governments that impoverished more than half the Lebanese people, Beit el Baraka returns to the land to support a wider number of families in need.

In times of pandemic, economic crisis and unprecedented inflation, the need for solid and sustainable food and agriculture systems has never been more certain. Although Lebanese agriculture is five thousand years old, it boasts significant untapped potential hindered mainly by the country’s corrupt governance and its repercussions on the agriculture sector.

The Land of Hummus Imports all its Hummus Grains!

Following the savage urbanization of rural areas, as well as the migration of 80% of the rural population towards cities, Lebanon’s agriculture sector shrank considerably to account for less than 6% of the nation’s GDP today. This resulted in Lebanon producing less than 10% of its needs in grain, resorting massively to import instead, and up to 80% of its total food consumption!

The Time to Act is NOW

While Lebanon hits rock bottom economically with almost 2 million Lebanese no longer affording their daily meals, the urgency to act became a unanimous concern. In the absence of governmental support that led the country to an absolute state of dependency, Beit el Baraka firmly believes in the solution of creating a resilient, regenerative and restorative food system that ensures better access to healthy food and contributes in providing a decent sustainable living for people.

Going back to the land, Beit el Baraka resumed the planting of 500,000 sqm of organic soil in February 2020 with the hope of aiding the biggest number of Lebanese families to access their basic human right to healthy nutritious food.

Agriculture Projects

The first one is in Nahlé, stretching over 250,000 sqm of organic land where are planting grains, vegetables and fruit trees. We built a farm of sheep for dairy products, producing 100 kgs of milk a day that we are transforming into fresh organic labné, laban and ambaris. We also built a chicken coop for eggs and poultry supply, and 100 bee hives for organic honey.

The first one is in Nahlé, stretching over 250,000 sqm of organic land where are planting grains, vegetables and fruit trees. We built a farm of sheep for dairy products, producing 100 kgs of milk a day that we are transforming into fresh organic labné, laban and ambaris. We also built a chicken coop for eggs and poultry supply, and 100 bee hives for organic honey.

 

 

 

The second land is in Rechiine stretching over 150,000 sqm of organic land with a focus on organic river fish farming, vegetables and fruits.

The second land is in Rechiine stretching over 150,000 sqm of organic land with a focus on organic river fish farming, vegetables and fruits.

 

 

 

 

The third project is in West Beqaa and is fully dedicated to organic fast-growing leafy greens.

The third project is in West Beqaa and is fully dedicated to organic fast-growing leafy greens.

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