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What is the goal about?

End hunger and ensure that everyone has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, in particular the poor.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

In Lebanon, sufficient and good food is available, but it is not always accessible for everyone. Therefore, people in Lebanon who struggle to make ends meet tend to consume food products that have low nutritional value.

Key Statistics

Did you know… …that 16.5% of children under 5 years old in Lebanon are stunted, meaning they are not developing properly due to malnutrition? …that about 11% of Lebanese, 93% of Syrian refugees, 62% of Palestine refugees in Lebanon, and 94% of Palestine refugees from Syria cannot meet their basic food needs?

Goals in action

UNDP Syria

Reviving Tomato Farming

Syria is considered to be one of top producers of Tomatoes in the world. Sitting at the 19th place right after Tunisia and before Portugal, Syria was producing up to 1,163,300 tons in 2008 per year and up keeping livelihoods of thousands of farmers across the country. MORE >

UNDP Egypt

In Egypt, small farmers embrace the entrepreneurial spirit

When the Arab Spring blew over Egypt in early 2011, most investors predicted chaos and fled, pushing already massive unemployment even higher and plunging the economy into profound uncertainty. MORE >

UNDP Yemen

Basic farming inputs help Yemeni famers re-establish their agro-businesses

Hajj Ahmad Sayed, 61 years old, was one of hundreds of farmers who benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seeds, which was implemented by UNDP in late 2012 in northern governorate of Sa’ada, Yemen.MORE >

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