Lebanon, AOAD mull agricultural revamp

BEIRUT: Lebanese Minister of Agriculture Abbas Hassan and a visiting team of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) on Saturday explored ways and means of overhauling the agricultural sector in Lebanon. “The meeting looked into how to develop the agricultural sector in Lebanon, particularly wheat and pisciculture, and to spur citizens to remain in the countryside by means of promoting alternative agriculture,” the minister told KUNA. He underlined that food security, which has now become the main concern of everybody, can only be ensured through the agricultural sector.

Director-General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) Ibrahim Al-Dukhiri said his Beirut visit aimed at weighing Lebanon’s agricultural affairs, adding that his organization would come up with a vision to revamp the fishery sector in Lebanon. He noted that he and the Lebanese ministry of agriculture had tackled agricultural problems in this Arab country and ways of bankrolling projects that could contribute to developing the sector. – KUNA

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