UNDP Annual Report 2018
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Feb 18, 2020
Improving Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communitiesis a project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that falls under the UNDP Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Program – Supporting Resilience in a Time of Crisis.
Jan 24, 2020
Following an exhaustive survey carried out by the ICU team concerning Zaatar (Thyme, Saatar, Zoubee) production in Lebanon, together with data and information collected from various sources of research and development works, the analysis and assessments of the Zaatar value chain have been established. The survey included 55 organizations (including 38 cooperatives), 28 farmers, 14 collectors, and 23 institutions, which are engaged in a way or another with Zaatar production-marketing operations. Data and information were collected according to a pre-set and evaluated forms that respond to the assessment and analysis requirements. The main objective of this assessment and analysis study is to uncover the current baseline of Zaatar production in Lebanon and identify needs for its development.
Jan 24, 2020
Freekeh (sometimes spelled freek or farik) is a cereal type of food made from green durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum) that is traditionally dash-burnt and rubbed to create its unique flavour. It is an ancient dish derived from Levantine and North African cuisines, remaining popular in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat originated. Based on market studies, mainly by the LIVCD program of USAID, it was determined that FFreekeh had a high market demand locally, regionally, and in developed markets such as the US and Europe where Freekeh is recognized for its superior health benefits. Following a comprehensive survey on Freekeh production and marketing, it was observed that its production is mainly concentrated in South Lebanon.