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Wageningen University & Research and its Lebanese and Dutch partners to use their knowledge of water and agriculture to support the inhabitants of the Bekaa Valley.

Lebanon has taken in more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Meanwhile, the Bekaa Valley, to the east of Lebanon, is experiencing a shortage of drinking water and sanitary facilities. Local agriculture is also suffering from drought conditions. In these challenging circumstances, however, it is of crucial importance that the region be able to achieve good harvests, provide employment and grow its economy.

The two-year project will be launched in February 2017, with the aim of improving the provision of drinking water, purifying waste water, increasing water availability and boosting farmers’ production by encouraging better, more economical water use.

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Geographical coverage Lebanon,
News date 09/02/2017
Working language(s) ENGLISH