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A UN exhibition of women food products and traditional crafts to commemorate rural women

19-10-2013

The office of Civil Affairs at the UNIFIL’s western sector organised in collaboration with UNIDO an exhibition of agricultural, food products and traditional crafts produced by local rural women cooperatives in Lebanon, and in celebration of the international rural women's day.
The representative of UNIDO, Ms, Solange Matta Saadeh noted that the UNIDO project which is implemented by the international agency with funding from the Italian government seeks to support rural women so as to strengthen rural and local communities in several parts of Lebanon and in order to sustain livelihoods and offering technical advice to support and develop local small and medium enterprises.  She highlighted the importance of supporting rural and agricultural cooperatives and their production capacity so as to increase local production level and ensure complementarity with commercial companies in the agriculture production field and, eventually, to support the Lebanese economy.
Source: Al-Diyar 19 October 2013

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