In 2004 we decided to help the Mother country, Lebanon.
We have been successful with the propagation of the Lebanese tree in the US.
We have made our resources available for the Lebanese farmer to produce
TIME brand olive oil bag-in-boxes made with Beladi for its
Sale direct (no in-between) Lebanese farmer to US farmer
We are promoting the Soldier-Farmer idea being core of the camp TIME workforce
Trained to care 4 months a year for the olive groves of their village and to get half of the sale;
The other half to land owner & the olive press
The program we put in motion since 2005 is best described in our answer to USAid’s question:
What is the issue that the activity will address? Why is it critical to address this issue?
Lebanon’s treasure is its nature, villages, agriculture and Mediterranean lifestyle. Its future can be a good partnership with the West, namely the USA. Lebanese growers can survive their current crisis with our 17-year ongoing plan to revive the agriculture in the mountains of Lebanon, the planting of the land with Lebanese olive trees, the picking of its olives, the production of olive oil and its sale to the US.