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Safadi Foundation’s thyme growing project in Akkar to empower women


The Daily Star newspaper published today an article about a new project implemented by the Safadi Foundation to empower women in the North of Lebanon, namely in Akkar. The project will assist women of the region through providing them with the necessary tools and skills to grow Zaatar (thyme) on land they own and that is not in use, thus allowing them to contribute to their household income. The project is funded by the European Union and is managed by the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) as part of Afkaar-3 programme.
Elie Wehbeh, the project coordinator at the Safadi Foundation noted that the project, which started 4 months ago, is now working with 85 women who own in total some 60,000 square meters of land. He added that the project’s eventual goal is to enable these women to sell their production of Zaatar on their own, with the help of the Spanish partner organization, AIDA, which will also assist in matters of packaging and marketing.
Source: The Daily Star 25 September 2014

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