Lebanon signed a cooperation agreement with the the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in order to develop its farming sector, the National News Agency reported.
The country’s Agriculture Minister Abbas Mortada said that only the agriculture sector can guarantee food security for the people living in Lebanon while securing access to nutritious at reasonable prices amidst the ongoing economic crisis.
“The agreement with WFP is not restricted to offering financial and food support but it also includes developing the infrastructure of the sector,” he said.
Meanwhile, WFP’s representative Abdallah Al-Wardat stated that the program offers financial and food support to more than 1 million Syrian refugees and the most vulnerable people in Lebanon.
With about one million people in Lebanon currently living below the poverty line, the world’s largest humanitarian organization is also helping families affected by the COVID-19 lockdown measures.