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Solid waste management in Lebanon: The new time bomb

We all know this inhuman mountain in Dora, north of Beirut. It's a time bomb. Solid waste management is an urgent need in Beirut since the Borj Hammoud landfill, one of two...

Karim Daoud on sustainable agriculture: “We should respect our Mediterranean diet”

ByTheEast: A transition towards sustainable agriculture in Tunisia is crucial. But Tunisian agricultural income, which usually represents 11% of its GDP, has shrunk to 9%. What are the reasons for this...

Lebanon-Algeria deals to boost agricultural cooperation

You may not know it, but Lebanon-Algeria's relationships are close. Both countries have a lot in common, except their size as Algeria is 228 bigger than Lebanon. Links between Beirut and Algiers...
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Ayman Assi on sexual health care: “Public health is at stake”

ByTheEast: How was the NGO Marsa born? Ayman Assi: In the early 2000s, following the results of a study on Lebanese doctors which shed light on the fact that the majority...
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What about the new UNICEF project to nurture children in Lebanon?

Children's need must come first. In a development which supports and nurture children, including their health, education, nutrition and child protection services, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) along with the...

U.S.-Iran: The human cost of devastating wars

Recent events in the past weeks in the Persian Gulf indicate of potentially yet another devastating war in the region. The United States has relocated B-52 bombers, has placed its Patriot missile...

Lebanon-Poland: some ties to boost

Ambassador of Poland to Lebanon Przemyslaw Niesiolowski said on May 17 that his country aims at increasing cooperation between Polish and Lebanese businessmen, local media reported. "We are going...
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Why Lebanon should follow Africa’s path to Agriculture 4.0

Could digital agriculture end Africa’s food scarcity as it is projected to house nearly a population of two billion by 2050? Farms need to accelerate their productivity in an even “faster rate...
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Lynn Maalouf on death penalty: “Lebanon could play a role model”

ByTheEast: Let’s begin by getting a general overview of the human rights scene in Lebanon. Do you see any signs of progress over the last 10 years? Lynn Maalouf:...
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Everything you need to know about Agriculture 4.0

Is Agriculture 4.0 the answer to future food security? Let's take a look. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. reported that by the year of 2050, global population is likely...