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Enhance the food security through the improvement of the dairy production practices of vulnerable groups
Budget
370.000,00 €
Date of project
2016 - 2017
Execution
FAO
Partners
Ministry of Agriculture, Local entities
Status
starting

Enhance the food security through the improvement of the dairy production practices of vulnerable groups

 The 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:

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. 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.

 


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