ESDU Journal

CLIMAT wins the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation 2020 in Abu Dhabi​ | April 2020​​

At its twelfth session, the Khalifa International Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Award in Abu Dhabi announced five winners out of 141 candidates representing 28 countries around the world who received 3.5 Million Dirham. The Climate Smart Livelihoods Initiative and Market Access Tailoring “CLIMAT" project won. CLIMAT is a one-year Food For Training project implemented during 2019 in Northeast Baalbeck and West Bekaa Lebanon, funded by the German Cooperation through the World Food Program. It was managed by the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit ESDU at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut AUB in partnership with Cooperation without Borders CWB. CLIMAT aimed to sustainably improve the skills, capacities and livelihood opportunities of vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugees in the targeted regions through enhancing the capabilities of women, youth and farmers on sustainable agricultural practices and food processing, in addition to providing the necessary tools and creating marketing links. 

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Home Gardening - Video | April 2020

Home gardening and urban agriculture are much needed to support the national food security in these rough times that our country is going through. These are very convenient space saving domestic solution as you can plant your vegetables and fruits on the balcony or on the roof of your building, and sustain your organic food intake all over the year. The urban agriculture has low water consumption, it helps to isolate heat in summer and it adds a beautiful warming greenery decor to your home.
This video is a collaboration between Environment and Sustainable Development Unit and Farah Social Foundation. It will teach you how to plant, grow and take care of the cherry tomatoes, hoping that you will try to implement it at home. We are happy to receive all your questions and inquiries. Watch video.

MedSNAIL | 1st Newsletter​​​​ | Marc​h 2020

Environment & Sustainable Development Unit -ESDU  in collaboration with  the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management -LDEM at the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences at AUB are partnering on the execution of the  MedSNAIL Project in Lebanon , a project on sustainable agro-food funded by the EU, through the ENI CBC MED Program.
We are happy to share with you the first new​sletter​​ of MedSNAIL, We hope you enjoy it!.


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