Preparing for the first olive exhibition in the north organized by Al midan NGO, Mrs. Rima Frangieh the president of Almidan and Mr. Adel Oueiss the responsible of the agriculture committee, did a field trip to overview the procedure of olive harvesting, manufacturing and packaging and they listened to the farmer’s needs and request.
Zgharta and Alkoura regions are famous by their olive trees agriculture. Around 2 millions olive trees are cultivated in those areas that generate 40% of the total oil production in Lebanon. Therefore, Almidan NGO has launched the “Olive trees: cultivation and production project” that aims at developing the skills of the farmers in the olive trees crop growing and harvesting steps and marketing their olive oil production.
Accordingly, Almidan will be organizing the olive festival in Dec 3, 4 & 5 at Bnashii Lake where the olive oil producers of Zgharta and Alkoura will present their products in the exhibition in which Almidan NGO will link them to the major commercial and consumers companies.