11 March 2021 | 10:00 pm — 30 April 2021 | 8:59 pm
Call to Application for Grants to Invest in Agricultural Infrastructure
FAO Lebanon, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, announce the opening of the call to application for grants to invest in agricultural infrastructure in Lebanon.
Goals supporting this initiative
About the initiative
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Green Plan, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Lebanon, and funded by the European Union, encourage vulnerable farmers from all Lebanese regions to apply for grants to invest in agricultural infrastructure.
This support programme falls under the framework of the national project “Enhancing resilient livelihoods and food security of host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon through the promotion of sustainable agricultural development”, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project is funded by the European Union.
The grants will support: agricultural land reclamation, construction of concrete or earth water reservoirs, in addition to other complementary works such as retaining walls, modern irrigation systems, fences, planting of fruit tree seedlings, and vineyard trellises. The grant will cover part of the total costs of the related investments.
Those interested in submitting applications to receive this financial support should fill out a "livelihood assessment form". Based on this form, the most vulnerable 500 beneficiaries will be selected from all the applicants that fulfilled the Green Plan’s administrative and technical requirements. The selection will be based on multiple criteria such as household income, land surface area, age, gender, etc.
For more information about the conditions for submitting applications, you can contact the Green Plan offices in the regions here or visit the Green Plan website or contact FAO office at the following dedicated number: 79-300502.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2021.
Brief on the “Enhancing resilient livelihoods and food security of host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon through the promotion of sustainable agricultural development” project
The project responds to the reduced livelihood and food security levels as a result of the crisis in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon and tackles its negative impact on the host communities through support to the agriculture sector in improving the agricultural productivity and the farmers income in addition to the creation of job opportunities for both host communities and displaced Syrians. The project will also promote social protection mechanisms for the benefit of the host farming communities and the displaced population.
About the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the EU Madad Fund:
Since its establishment in December 2014, a significant share of the EU’s non-humanitarian aid for Syria’s neighbouring countries is provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU ‘Madad’ Fund. The Trust Fund brings a more coherent and integrated EU aid response to the crisis and primarily addresses economic, educational, protection, social, and health needs of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, and supports overstretched local communities and their administrations.
For more information about the EU Trust Fund, please visit here.