TRANSDAIRY: Focus group to identify the challenges of the Lebanese dairy sector

Posted on April 20, 2021

The attendees discussed the challenges within supply and production, processing, quality control, packaging, distribution, and export, as well as marketing and communications.”

Berytech and ELCIM at Industrial Research Institute (IRI), within the context of TRANSDAIRY, an EU co-funded project under the ENI CBC Med Programme aiming to grow the dairy value chain ecosystem in the Mediterranean, held a virtual focus group with representatives from different dairies in Lebanon as well as experts in the dairy sector to identify the challenges faced across the different stages of Dairy Value Chain (DVC).

“It was a great open group discussion, and we were able to present the TRANSDAIRY Project and its objectives and the activities,” explains Soha Nasser – Agri-Food Specialist at Berytech.

The attendees discussed the challenges within supply and production, processing, quality control, packaging, distribution, and export, as well as marketing and communications.

This is the second of many focus groups planned to tackle the challenges faced by the DVC sector which will in turn support the opening of the living lab in Lebanon.

Berytech and ELCIM at IRI are implementing partners in Lebanon of the TRANSDAIRY Project (‘TRANSborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the DAIRY value chain’) funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Programme. Berytech will be facilitating a Living Lab, scouting for innovations, and managing grant vouchers to support innovators in the creation of spin-offs in the Dairy Value Chain.

The Project in Numbers

  • Duration: 30 months
  • The total budget of the project is €3.8 million with an EU contribution of €3.4 million (90%).
  • Funded by : European Union (ENI CBC Med Programme)