The event with its participants framed the topic to converge all efforts to democratize and institutionalize contract farming in Lebanon, not only as a practice but also as a winning business model for both farmers and buyers.
Under the Food System Challenge Program, Beit El Baraka has devised a model that promotes homegrown Lebanese terroir products, emphasizing high-quality branding to enhance the image and expand the category of ‘High-Quality Lebanese Mouneh’.
The project covered 3 cycles, where 10 SMEs were selected in each to undergo a transformational journey, thus targeting a total of 30 Lebanese SMEs working in the food system.
Natagri’s proposed project under the Food System Challenge is the in-house transformation of the grapes production waste, which is either sold for very cheap or discarded, into table raisins sold in the local and export markets.
With the program, Eshmoon aims to Increase fruit leather production from 200 kilograms a month to 13,000 kilograms a year in year two, increasing its income and also reducing the opportunity loss of the 25 fruit farmers that Eshmoon works with.
Biomass’s proposed project under the Food System Challenge is the in-house production of fruit and vegetable seedlings. The project explores new production techniques, and new varieties, and aims at applying the industry’s best practices to grow quality seedlings.