The value of chicken meat exported to the Arab countries during the period hit the USD 580 million mark, while bovine meat reached USD 275 million, during the first quarter of 2019.
Established in 2002 by Saint-Joseph University, Berytech is an entity that provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups, fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In 2017, a new platform was launched in Lebanon called Agrytech. Marking the country’s only agri-food innovation hub, Agrytech is jointly funded by Berytech and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
As it stands, Lebanon has over 4,700 registered industrial firms, which exported products valued at USD 2.61 billion in 2017. One-quarter of these belong to the agro-food sub-sector, making it the country’s second biggest export
For a more accurate snapshot of Lebanon’s food-producing industry, HN talked with Georges Nasraoui, founder and CEO of food manufacturing company Sonaco Al-Rabih, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists and Dean of Lebanese Food Industries
While the range of spices, condiments and dressings used to be somewhat limited, a combination of changing consumer preferences, a rise in demand for convenience, increased willingness to try international cuisines and growing health concerns has prompted producers to rethink their entire offering