FAO Representatives visit AREC

​​FAO representatives Kakoli Ghosh (Rome, Italy), Imad Nahhal (Baabda, Lebanon), joined with Lamis Chalak, Head of Plant Production Department and National Committee for Plant Genetic Resources, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), visited AREC (January 31).​

The guests toured the facilities and were briefed on AREC’s role in regional agricultural development and its current major research and projects. Dr. Mustapha Haidar, AREC Director, and Isam Bashour, AGRI chairperson, met with the visitors to discuss future plans for AREC to become a hub for training farmers in the Beqaa plain including planting potato seeds and establishing demo plots in the spring. All involved felt that the meetings were very fruitful.