Biomass SAL- Increasing organic food production

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Biomass is increasing organic food production through the sustainable use of resources.

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The Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F) Middle East and North Africa Regional Innovation Hub (MENA RIH), is an international partnership among the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, and Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. WE4F supports the most promising and innovative companies and organizations working to produce more food with less water and more efficient energy resources. Meet Biomass SAL, one of the selected innovators.


Lebanon benefits from an ideal climate and terrain for the agricultural production of  many crops and products. The opportunity to increase farming capacity and to serve the food industry and the consumers is substantial. The opportunity is accelerated by a critical need to increase local food production and to do it, in more sustainable and responsible ways.


Biomass increases the production capacity of organic certified food products in Lebanon, by using farming techniques and practices that reduce and optimize agricultural input use and resource use. Examples of targeted resources include water (drip irrigation, permaculture, etc.) and energy (by using renewable energy). 

The company aims to drive gender equality in the workforce and to offer equal development opportunities and positive impacts to women across the country.

Learn more about Biomass: 

Source: Biomass SAL – Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (

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Maria Chahine

Maria joined Berytech in May 2020 and is currently a Communication & Outreach Officer. She coordinates department activities, manages information, and facilitates internal operations within the Department of Communication and Outreach.

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