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Fact Sheet for World Food Programme Livelihood Project – 2018-2019
Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Project Title: Fact Sheet for World Food Programme Livelihood Project – 2018-2019

[ Duration: 12 months ]

Objectives and Activities

Objectives of the action
• Reducing food insecurity in a sustainable manner for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese hosting communities, paying special attention to women and youths, in addition to training women on rural production and sustainable living
• Enhance landscape resilience to climate change through eco-system restoration intervention and environmental awareness.
• Enhancing capacities of local communities and provide sustainable means of living.
Target group (s) Targeted Participants: 588 participants from vulnerable families, including Lebanese and Syrian, men and women.
34 participants in administration and follow up of the project.

Targeted Villages: Eighteen (18) municipalities: Niha, Jbaa, Mrosti, Khraibeh, Maasser, Dalboun, Baadaran, Ain-Zhalta / Bmohray, Barouk, Fraidis, Ain W Zein, Moukhtara, Haret Jandal, Aamatour, Bater, Batloun, Botmeh, Ain-Dara

Final beneficiaries Direct Beneficiaries: 2940
Indirect beneficiaries: 14700

Main activities
Activity 1: Thinning for forest conservation, reduce fire risk and assist in generating additional shredded biomass to be transformed to the compost units and to produce eco-briquettes.

Activity 2: Establishing trails for ecotourism and maintenance of existing trails.
Activity 3: Stone wall building in restoration of terraces and improving landscape of Baadaran factory.
Activity 4: Restoring old abandoned agricultural land and terraces ( stone wall building, rehabilitation of ponds, planting of high economic value species)
Activity 5: Building capacity through workshops and training sessions ( on stone wall building, biomass management,
composting, jam and vinegar production, building cottages, plantation, trails establishment, thinning)
Activity 6: Environmental awareness on different topics ( for farmers, villagers, students)
Activity 7: Training of women to produce 2 products: apple jam and vinegar.
Activity 8: Implementing pilot investments to collect and store water in the SBR.
Activity 9: Mulching and irrigation of 69000 seedling to ensure their survival.

Estimated Results
Result 1: 35 hectares of forests thinned (10 Ha of pine forests and 25 oak forests)

Result 2: 40 Km of trails established and 100 km maintained
Result 3: 420 m2 of stone walls built
Result 4: 10 hectares of terraces restored
Result 5: Skills of 588 participants increased
Result 6: More than 1000 persons from the local community are aware of different environmental topics (biomass management, composting, terrace restoration, water management, ecotourism, biodiversity conservation)
Result 7: Four main products will result from the activities implemented in this project, compost, briquette, apple jam and vinegar.
o 400 tons of compost (50% to be distributed and 50% to be sold)
o 200 tons of briquette (50% to be distributed and 50% to be sold)
o 2.5 tons of apple jam (1 ton to be distributed and 1.5 to be sold)
o 2. 5 tons of vinegar (1 ton to be distributed to introduce new innovative product for the consumers and 1.5 to be sold to ensure sustainability of the work)
Result 8: Stoppers built/installed in Maasser and Khraibeh to increase water catchment
Result 9: 69,600 seedlings irrigated and mulched