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Project ID:00083004Description:LRF-26 Recovery and Rehabilita
Lebanon Recovery Fund
Start Date *: 22 May 2012
Lebanon Recovery Fund
End Date*: 31 Jul 2015
Country: Lebanon Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   FAO - Food and Agriculture Organizat

Programme/Project Description

Assistance programme for 2000 smallholder dairy producers through:  grouping dairy producers’ associations to reach self-support a sustainable status, support for improving milk hygiene and quality with distribution of small dairy equipment and creation of milk collection centers, distribution of inputs for rehabilitation of veterinary and artificial insemination services, introduce intensive system of goat farming in stationary barns with import of Shami goats of high dairy breed and training to strengthen capacity and improved animal production, hygienic dairy production, feed resources and animal health.


Development Goal and Key Immediate Objectives

The aim of this proposal for PHASE TWO is to build on LRF-21’s activities to reach a higher number of poor livestock farmers and improve the livelihoods of poor farmers and sustain the dairy sector in Lebanon, emphasis is made on improving the quality and hygienic standards of milk and dairy products to safeguard the Lebanese consumers and improve the milk prices. The proposed project is also aiming to introduce pilot demonstrations on intensive breeding of genetically improved of imported milking goats in dairy farms to improve income generation of the poor farmers in rural areas living from goat rearing. The project is targeting 2000 farmers to draw direct benefits from projects interventions (distribution of project inputs, livestock services & milk services) with an additional 1000 farmers who will draw indirect benefits from the projects through milk collection, cooling and transport services as well as training sessions.


Output and Key Activities

  • Strengthening village dairy producers’ association: (10) additional Dairy Coops will be created in addition to the 23 existing ones grouping 2000 participating co-operative dairy farmers;
  • Setting up Primary Village Milk collection and Cooling Centers Network: (10) additional centers will be established in addition to 20 existing ones grouping 2000 participating co-operative dairy farmers;
  • Empower female-headed households through the provision of mini dairies and stainless steel milk cans: 100 additional beneficiaries in addition to 135 farmers already granted mini dairies and 1000 additional beneficiaries in addition to 1105 farmers already provided with milk cans:
  • Capacity Building of farmers and MOA extension service people: 3000 beneficiaries;
  • Support to artificial insemination and veterinary services: 2000 direct beneficiaries;
  • Strengthened self-sustainability to facilitate undertake livestock services inputs for 1 500 co-operating smallholder dairy producers beneficiaries.

  By the end of the project, the smallholder dairy producers and dairy communities will be in good position to improve their chances of becoming self-supporting and sustainable. Provision of extensions and other support services to livestock farmers by the project, MOA, private dairies and processing/marketing firms will lay the foundation stone for sustainable dairy sub-sector

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