Souhad A. Zaki@souhad_16 Jar Thuraya is an inclusive platform that connects youth to their roots & #food heritage. They seek to: (1) empower #women who prepare traditional food by creating personalized brands & connecting them to larger markets. #socialenterprise (2) Preserve Lebanon’s culinary #heritage by teaching the youth #traditional techniques online and on spot by […]
DecafQuest #14: Conversation with the #healthNERDS. Corona outbreak, current and future measure, food safety and more
DecafQuest #14 with #healthNERDS @ZakiaDimassi, @planetperfume, @KnowYourMeal and @hadito13 is out! Topics discussed include the corona outbreak, an evaluation of the steps taken thus far, current and future measures, and food safety and nutrition. #Health #NERDS #CORONA Zakia Dimassi (@ZakiaDimassi) a Pediatrician and medical educator based in Lebanon Lama Awada (@planetperfume) is a hypochondriac who’s […]
This thread was written by Mr. Avocado (@MouhanedD) on March 19, 2020. Plant outside the box, inside the pot.Hi Basil (the mint family)The herb has received a lot of attention from farmers due to burgeoning market demand from Europe and United Arab Emirates. As the demand is increasing, production of basil is still low. Kenyan farmers are […]
Hitting a wall: a grower, packer and exporter draws a topology of problems affecting Lebanese Agriculture
This thread was written by Ghena Hariri (@GhenaHariri) on March 19, 2020. I am following @souhad_16 ‘s advice & writing a thread about Agriculture in Lebanon from the point of view of the grower/packer/exporter. I am not a farmer but the daughter of a 4th generation one and 1st generation land owner. These are the […]
This thread was written by Mr. Avocado (@RizkCharbel) on March 17, 2020. As promised thread Agriculture Lebanon. Output is 3% of GDP, 0.5% of exports and employs 26% of labor force around 30% of land is used. McKinsey Report (2019), currently Lebanon has a neutral comparative advantage for the agricultural sector although a priority sector. […]
This thread was written by Mr. Avocado (@MouhanedD) on March 20, 2020. Terrace Farming was first created by the Phoenicians due to the habitats and mountains land. The system was abandoned since then, and never been developed. Phoenicians used terraces for orchard farming, olives, oranges, apples. They deployed a proper irrigation system that utilizes the […]
This thread was written by Robert N. Malek (@MalekRobert) on March 19, 2020. As Nadine pointed out, ToBRFV (Tomato brown rugose fruit virus) is indeed an emerging disease that threatens the Lebanese tomato cultivation, both greenhouse and field grown tomatoes. It has already been reported in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Turkey and Italy, all […]
This thread was written by Souhad A. Zaki (@souhad_16) on March 18, 2020. Compared to its surrounding, Lebanon has the highest percentage of agricultural land (see figure 1) and its climate is relatively moderate. These competitive advantages are not translating into increasing agricultural productivity & exports. Why? Needless to say, since 1992, the successive governments […]
Source: the NY Times “On Friday, Liz Baldwin, a librarian at the New York Public Library, was told that she wouldn’t be coming to work for at least the next two weeks. She did not think long about what to do next — recently, a friend in China had told her about the couriers of […]
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