Turkey Is Supporting Lebanon’s Rural Development Projects With Aid & Training

Turkey Supporting Rural Development Projects In Lebanon With Aid And Training
Anadolu Agency

Lebanon has been going through the worst economic crisis in its history, as a result of which unemployment and poverty rates have skyrocketed. To help Lebanon fight this, Turkey has been providing support for rural development projects.

Many people have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation that has exacerbated it, hitting most of the country’s sectors, if not all.

With the recent contributions by the state-run Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), some people are gaining the chance to jump right back into the market.

On Monday, the coordinator of TIKA in Lebanon, Orhan Aydin, said that the Agency had been providing training and necessary poultry farming materials to Lebanese housewives.

In addition to supplying Lebanese people with chickens, feed, medicine, and other necessities for poultry farming, TIKA has trained so far at least 50 people in beekeeping and provided them with the necessary materials for the practice, last week.

The aid comes as part of Turkey’s initiative to improve rural development, in addition to agriculture and husbandry in Lebanon in the wake of its declining economic situation.

Following the initial aid shipments that it sent in August after the horrific explosion in the Port fo Beirut, Turkey sent 340 tons of wheat to Lebanon this past week.

The country was also one of the participants in the UN-hosted donors’ conference that gathered $298 million to support Lebanon’s response to the August 4 disaster.