Lockdown measures around the world have led to a decrease in global and regional trade. As a consequence, the supply of goods to the different regions in Lebanon has become more and more difficult.
The municipality in Bishmizzine in Northern Lebanon is, therefore, encouraging its residents to grow their own wheat and vegetables in order to supply themselves and their neighbours. 5000 plants and trees have been distributed to 120 families who have a garden or own a larger property of land. 50.000 sqm of wheat has been cultivated for the production of around 70 tons of flour. The parts of the harvest which are not used by the families will be given to neighbours, people in need, and the public kitchen in the municipality of Bishmizzine.
Find out more about the municipality of Bishmizzine and its projects here.