We at ADR are passionate about empowering smallholder farmers and building resilient communities through sustainable agriculture practices. We understand the challenges faced by farmers in Lebanon especially in the region of South Lebanon – from low yields and limited resources, security instability to unpredictable weather and market fluctuations.
Our program is designed to:
• Increase food security: We work with farmers, fishermen and agro-food producers to improve their productivity, ensuring access to nutritious food for their families and communities.
• Boost incomes and livelihoods: By enhancing market access, life and negotiation skills, we empower farmers to earn fair prices for their crops.
• Promote sustainable practices: We teach soil conservation techniques, water management methods, integrated pest management, and sustainable fishery practices safeguarding the environment for future generations.
• Build resilience to climate change: We help farmers and agro-food producers adapt to changing weather patterns through implementation of climate smart practices drought-resistant crops and climate-smart agriculture practices and climate-smart agro-food products.

Our Program approach is:
• Community-driven: We work closely with farmers, fishermen and producers to understand their unique needs and challenges, tailoring our program accordingly.
• Knowledge-based: We provide training workshops, coaching and extension services, equipping farmers with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
• Collaborative: We partner with local organizations, research institutions, and government agencies to maximize our impact.
• Sustainable: We promote environmentally friendly practices that protect the land and its resources.

Together, we can:
• Transform livelihoods: Empower farmers, fishermen and agro-food producers to achieve food security, financial stability, and independence.
• Build healthy communities: Ensure access to nutritious food and promote healthy living.
• Protect the environment: Foster sustainable agriculture practices that safeguard the planet for future generations.

Our program projects

AFDAL 2 Project
• Donor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany-BMZ) supported by WFP
• Partners: Care International Lebanon, RMF
• Geographical region: Nabatieh Governerate and Sour Caza
• Project period: June 2020-December 2021
• Beneficiaries: 115 Goat and Sheep Shepherds, 50 Forages producers, 50 students of Technical Schools, 250 dairy products’ producers, 3 agricultural cooperatives and 13 SMEs

Project objectives

Objective 1 - Enhance production and business capacities of vulnerable small holder farmers in the SR value chain
Objective 2 - Improve skills and capacities of vulnerable individuals in food processing and retail in the SR value chain
Objective 3 - Strengthen market linkages and support functions in the SR value chain

Project’s activities

1- Capacity Building: Goat and Sheep Shepherds, Forages producers, students of Technical Schools, dairy products’ producers, 3 agricultural cooperatives and 13 SMEs are provided with technical training, financial literacy training and life skills training.
2- Farmers are provided with materials and extension services to enhance production capacity and quality
3- Farmers and food processing beneficiaries are provided with marketing and market linkages skills and are encouraged to adopt new marketing strategies to access new market opportunities