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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

AGRICULTURE

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Lebanon: waterscape challenges hide future opportunities

What is the future of Lebanon's waterscape? This was the question which formed the central discussion theme in the youth conference which was organised by the Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public...
Kenya, Rainfalls, Rainwater Harvesting

Kenya needs to improve its rainwater harvesting systems

This year Kenya has witnessed “torrential rainfall”, writes the Theme Leader of Water Management at World Agroforestry Centre, Maibo Malesu. However, at the wake of pouring rain came devastating droughts which hit some “parts of...
Guilherme Casarões

Guilherme Casarões on Brazil: “Trade relationships with the Middle East are not easy”

ByTheEast: Brazil was a net importer of agricultural products in the 1970s. It now ranks among the world’s five largest agricultural producers and exporters. Can it overtake the others? Guilherme Casarões: Brazil has come a...
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Tatiana Weber on Egypt: “Education is the top priority”

ByTheEast: According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, Egypt’s economy ranks 11th in the Middle East. How can you explain this bad ranking? Weber: In the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Index published by...

Contraband starving Lebanon of much needed revenue

Contraband is increasingly depriving Syria of much needed revenues. The illicit trade of contraband, which includes tobacco, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, through Syria’s porous borders with Lebanon, is set to costs the Lebanese treasury tens...

Resort activities keep endangered turtles out of Al-Mansouri Beach

In Al-Mansouri Beach moon beams have lost their bright glow as the “projector beams” at one end of the sandy stretch pierces the darkness and glares at the marine visitors who come ashore in...
Yemen, beekeepers, war, Sidr honey,

Beekeepers of Yemen and their famous Sidr honey

Beekeepers in Yemen face twin risks: if they are not struck down from the air by air strikes, they have to carefully navigate the ground as they traverse through the country’s valleys crisscrossing mine...

Lebanese exports worth $10 billion lost due to Syrian war

Lebanon’s exports have diminished by $10 billion in the last five years due to the Syrian war, said Caretaker Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan. Hassan made these comments in an event held in Baalbeck last...
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A farmer in Lebanon moulds into shape cube watermelons

A farmer is growing cube watermelons in Lebanon. George Haddad grows watermelons in Jezzine of Lebanon which come in cubic shapes. In Haddad’s words: “There's a Lebanese saying: you can't carry more than two watermelons...

Response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian war

As a response to the huge humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian war, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), provides an integrated humanitarian framework which includes a stabilization mechanism to tackle challenges faced by the...