Enhance the food security through the improvement of the dairy production practices of vulnerable groups
initiative aims to support the Government of Lebanon in the dairy sector in order to enhance food security. In particular it is expected to implement a
series of interventions to improve the production of
milk and traditional dairy products mainly from the quality and hygiene
points of view.
Thus, and with particular
attention to the most vulnerable groups (small farmers and women headed
households), the project aims at:
Providing improved household dairy production materials. The project foresees
the organization of training sessions to families and farmers as well as the
distribution of mini-dairies, manufacturing units, stainless steel milk cans
and hygiene milk kits for the production of milk/dairy with a direct effect on
the quality of the milk.
Increasing the revenue of the rural population by establishing a link between
small-scale dairy producers, Village Dairy Producers Associations (VDPA’s), and
intermediate village milk collecting and cooling centers.
Improving the quality of dairy products and consequently of the public health,
reducing bacteriological contamination through the introduction of modern
manufacturing tools and techniques.
The direct beneficiaries of the initiative will be poor
women headed households and dairy farmers living in 40 villages in the most
vulnerable areas of Lebanon. This include 400 households (equivalent to 2000
beneficiaries), active in the dairy sector.