American Univesity of Beirut

Investment Opportunities in the Agriculture Sector: FAFS’ Dean Mohtar speaks on the competitive advantage of agriculture in Lebanon

​​Dean Mohtar's intervention, Main Agriculture Imports, Substitution Priorities & Capacities, highlights the Lebanon's competitive advantage in agriculture and the role of academia and partnership with industry and government to achieve innovations in the sector (the Triple Helix Concept). Mohtar will present the current situation of ag imports and discuss what is needed to reduce the reliance on food imports. Opportunities for investment, especially in niche crops, will be highlighted as mean to allow export and increase GDP while increasing resilience and community development. The need for a systems approach through a WEF nexus tool will be addressed.​

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