In light of the current socio-economic crisis, the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) at AUB - in partnership with the Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB), the Food Heritage Foundation (FHF) and Ziko House, launched on February 28, 2020, the Ardi Ardak Initiative. Ardi Ardak works on offering small-scale producers access to knowledge, resources and marketing channels, offering urban consumers access to local healthy produce, and promoting sustainable eco-friendly agricultural practices and innovative food processing linking innovation to traditional authentic production.
Watch Ardi Ardak Song.
Watch MTV interview with Dr. Shadi Hamadeh (ESDU) and Mrs. Asmahan El Zein (LLWB) discussing Ardi Ardak project on "Roghm Kel Shi" segment in the evening news; January 2020.
Read L'Orient le Jour's article about Ardi Ardak.