Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Update on Lebanese Agriculture

Agriculture in Lebanon, a short study by Bassam Hamdar (in Arabic). I will retain the following figures:

It is possible to increase the area of cultivated lands by 25% or an extra 100,000 rainfed ha.

Food costs in Lebanon are $2.5 billions.
Value of agricultural production is $1.2 billions.

Self sufficiency:
Wheat: 20%
Meat: beef 9%, sheep 20%
Milk: 63%
Vegetable oils: 52%

Fruits, vegetables and poultry: 100%

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