PROJECT: PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN THE MIEH MIEH AREA
LAUNCHING: July 2018
ENDING: February 2019
This 8-month project aims to empower economically and socially vulnerable women (including Palestinian refugees and Syrian refugees) in Mieh Mieh area in Saida, Southern Lebanon. It is funded by the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon and targets to fight against two main issues: the lack of economic opportunities for women from the refugee camp and its surroundings and the marginalization of the area and its inhabitants.
PROJECT: AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (ARDI)
LAUNCHING: March 2018
ENDING: September 2019
The Agriculture Rural Development Initiative (ARDI) represents the agribusiness component of the Private Sector Development Programme taking place in Akkar, funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France. Fair Trade Lebanon (FTL), Rene Moawad Foundation and Mada Association are the local implementing partners in Akkar region. Through this project, FTL will support the production and sale of five vegetables: tomatoes, pumpkins, lettuce, peppers and “mloukhieh”.
PROJECT: CHERIE BLAIR FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
LAUNCHING: September 2017
ENDING: November 2017
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women has recently launched a new project in Lebanon entitled “The Women’s Economic Empowerment Program” in collaboration with Fair Trade Lebanon and Al Majmoua association as implementing partners. Focused on two regions, Fourzol and Baalbek, this program aims to support 40 disadvantaged women of Lebanese and Syrian nationalities in agricultural and food processing units, in order to help them develop competitive and marketable final quality products.
PROJECT: JEAN-PAUL II FOUNDATION
LAUNCHING: May 2017
ENDING: April 2020
Fair Trade Lebanon and Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II are implementing together the project: “International network for eco-sustainable development of the productive, managerial and commercial innovation of small producers in the cherry value chain in Lebanon”. This project is implemented in the governorates of Zahle, Metn and Baalbak for a period of three years (36 months). This project is funded by the Italian cooperation.
PROJECT: CCFD-AFD (Phase II)
LAUNCHING: January 2016
ENDING: December 2018
The project called ‘Fair Trade, a tool for local development in the service of rural communities in Lebanon’ has a great impact on 500 members of 19 cooperatives and small enterprises dispersed all over Lebanon. It consists of capacity building, promotion of Fair Trade principles, and professionalization of the production process along with the consolidation of Fair Trade Lebanon as a perennial structure that accompanies production units at all stages of their development.
PROJECT: MEPI SOFAIR
LAUNCHING: July 2014
ENDING: December 2017
The MEPI-funded project “Sustainable Opportunities for Fair Trade Activities in Rural Areas” (SOFAIR) is implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon in tight collaboration with Atayeb Al Rif. It aims to develop opportunities for 22 cooperatives and SMEs in different rural regions of Lebanon, by providing them with the needed trainings and assistance related to technical, logistic, management, marketing and quality support.
PROJECT: UN WOMEN – PHASE III
LAUNCHING: May 2017
ENDING: December 2017 (part I) March 2018 (part II)
The Phase III of the project « Support for the creation of agricultural cooperatives through training, certification and marketing services » supported by UN Women is currently implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon in the Bekaa valley and in the cities of Beirut and Tripoli through the following places: Basbina, Qobbe, Bab el tebbene, Byblos, Bhamdoun, Borj el Barajneh, Majdel Anjar, Kfarzabad, Qaoqaba, Khreibet el Jundi and Tariq el Jdide. Like the previous phase, the activities include a period of training in agro-food processing, after which beneficiaries are placed in small enterprises or local cooperatives. From the overall 800 beneficiaries, 350 will be placed into production units for 2 months and 450 will be trained and earn a certificate of recognition.
PROJECT: FACILITÉ SYRIE-LIBAN (FSL)
LAUNCHING: June 2014
ENDING: May 2017
Funded by the French Agency for Development, the project named ‘Improvement of socio-economic conditions of the populations of 6 Lebanese villages and mitigation of tensions related to the presence of Syrian refugees’ (Facilité Syrie-Liban) was implemented by Mouvement Social, MADA and Fair Trade Lebanon in partnership with CCFD-Terre Solidaire in Hrar, Mechmech, Fneideq, Abra, Kfar Tebnit and Fourzol. This project aimed to economically support the rural villages facing an abundance of Syrian refugees in order to reduce the tensions resulting from sharing the already scarce resources. It was a multi-sector approach concentrated on the production of value-added in the rural world, the implication of women in the economic sphere and the contribution to supplying essential services to the community.
PROJECT: UN WOMEN - PHASE II
LAUNCHING: March 2016
ENDING: April 2017
The Phase II of the project « Support for the creation of agricultural cooperatives through training, certification and marketing services » supported by UN Women was implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon in the Bekaa valley and in the cities of Beirut and Tripoli.
The activities of this phase included a period of training in agro-food processing, after which beneficiaries were placed in small enterprises or local cooperatives. This allowed the 300 or so women to find employment while gaining experience in the sector.
LAUNCHING: January 2013
ENDING: January 2017
The project ‘’Fair Trade: A tool to fight poverty in rural regions in Lebanon”, financed by Drosos, was implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon (FTL) in the most remote regions of the country, such as Akkar and South Lebanon with the aim of alleviating poverty by helping small producers. It consisted of three axes: promoting Fair Trade principles, improving hygiene and professionalizing the production process. This project also allowed the establishment of a common service center in the village of Fourzol, Bekaa, for all FTL producers.
PROJECT: UN WOMEN - PHASE I
LAUNCHING: July 2015
ENDING: March 2016
The project « Support for the creation of agricultural cooperatives through training, certification and marketing services » supported by UN Women was implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon in the villages of Khreibet el Jundi and Andqit (Akkar region, north Lebanon) and in Tariq el Jdide (Beirut). The overall objective of the project was to enable vulnerable women to live decently through the development of income-generating activities within the local communities affected by the Syrian crisis. These activities included vulnerable Lebanese and Palestinian women as well as Syrian refugees. The project activities aimed to develop their professional skills in the field of agro-food processing in order to facilitate their socio-economic integration in Lebanon or, eventually, in their regions of origin.
PROJECT: EUROPEAN UNION – FAIR TRADE TOWNS
LAUNCHING: January 2014
ENDING: May 2016
‘Lebanese Fair Trade Towns’ was a project implemented by Fair Trade Lebanon and Mouvement Social aiming at creating 10 Lebanese Fair Trade towns as a means to integrate villages in the global fair trade network. It was funded by the European Union and managed by OMSAR (The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform) in the framework of the global AFKAR III program. The project was concluded with the creation of the following 9 Fair Trade Towns: Abra, Aïn Ebel, Baskinta, Bissariyyeh, Fourzol, Kfar Tebnit, Mheidthe, Menjez and Saidoun.