Lebanese Agriculture Minister at ESCWA to discuss technology transfer into the sector - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
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23 Aug 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese Agriculture Minister at ESCWA to discuss technology transfer into the sector

Beirut, 26-27 August 2019
What:    Technical meeting on “Context-based Technologies to Enhance the Efficiency and Resilience of Agri-food Systems in Lebanon” organized by ESCWA and the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO) of the United Nations.
When:             Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August 2019
Opening: Monday 26 at 9:00am
Where:            ESCWA Headquarters, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon
Opening statements:
  • H.E. Mr. Hasan Lakkis, Minister of Agriculture in Lebanon;
  • Mr. Jan Waltmans, Ambassador of Netherlands in Lebanon;
  • Mr. Maurice Saade, Director of FAO in Lebanon;
  • Mr. Juraj Riecan, Director of the Statistics Division and Officer in charge of ESCWA.
The meeting will bring together experts from the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon, involved UN organizations, faculties of agriculture in various Lebanese universities, research institutions, private sector, accelerators, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), farmers, and key experts in the sector of agriculture technology in Lebanon.
Why:      The meeting aims to understand the status of technology transfer, adaptation, and use in agriculture in Lebanon including constraints for scaling-up and opportunities available to reach small farmers. The meeting will discuss how different stakeholders can play complementary roles to effectively facilitate enhancing it.
Deliberations will produce a set of policy recommendations, key messages, and lessons learned to inform the new agriculture strategy for 2020-2025 that the Ministry is currently preparing.
The ESCWA Communication and Information Unit (ECIU) kindly asks media representatives wishing to cover this meeting to confirm their attendance at +96170008879.
For more information:
-Ms Rania Harb, Public Information Assistant, +961-70-008-879; email: harb1@un.org
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