The Food System Challenge: Third Cycle Launch

Berytech and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched The Food System Challenge to improve food security in the food system in Lebanon through business support, technical assistance, in-kind grants, and support packages to SMEs to enable their ideas and roll-out or scale their impactful food system solution.

The Food System challenge is implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Berytech through support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Lebanon Food Security

Food security and all its pillars: accessibility, utilization, stability, and availability for everyone are strongly linked to local food production in Lebanon. The country’s food exports represent 16.5% of the value of its food import. Building the efficiency and productivity of the agriculture and food production sector in a sustainable way is key to increasing food security in Lebanon.

With Lebanon facing one of its toughest crises, the Food System Challenge aims to support Lebanese SMEs working across the food system to sustain and improve local production, transformation, and consumption.

Third Cycle Launch

In this cycle, up to 12 SMEs will be selected to undergo a transformational journey. Berytech will be providing selected SMEs with tailored business development services and technical support. Packages will also contain in-kind support and milestone-based financial prizes from WFP.

Applicants need to submit an online concept note to present their solution to tackle the major challenges related to access to energy, access to raw material, import substitution, pricing, and skill and employee retention and development. 

Interested applicants can find more information and apply on this link.


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Nagham Barakat

Nagham Barakat joined the Berytech team in July 2021 as a Communication & Outreach Coordinator. She has an extensive 7 years experience in corporate events planning within the healthcare field working in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with leading medical devices manufacturers. Nagham is an enthusiastic high-energy professional with an eye for detail. She enjoys outdoor jogging and loves spending quality time with her family.

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