FHF is led by a multidisciplinary team consisting of professionals with various backgrounds and expertise. Nutritionists, public health professionals, agricultural engineers, food heritage and tourism expert all work together towards the implementation of our various programs. Our team’s philosophy is to use a participatory approach by always placing people at the center and responding to communities’ needs.
Mabelle Chedid – President
Specialist in Sustainable Farming Systems
Originally from West Bekaa, my love for the land and the people was my drive to specialize in agricultural engineering and continue my PhD in the sustainability of farming systems. The more I travel and see new places, the more I believe that Lebanon has a great potential in being a unique food and leisure destination, if only Lebanese believe in it
Dominique Anid – Secretary and Treasurer
Registered Dietitian and Public Health Specialist
As a dietitian and public health specialist, my dream is for people to know that there is more to nutrition than just calories! Learn the stories and origins of the foods you are eating, and the “why” behind your culinary traditions to a eat in a more balanced and health way!
Nadim Rawda – Vice President
With a background in agriculture and animal sciences, my work with small producers influenced me to make my own food. I developed my line of food products and I have been participating in farmers’ markets in Lebanon for the past 10 years. I believe that food is the glue of social bonds, the medium to bring people together
Zeinab Jeambey – Food Heritage Management Specialist
Having worked for years in community development research, I was deeply touched by the resilience of Lebanese rural women and their strong belief in their food heritage. This was my motivation to complete my studies in Food Heritage and Tourism. I believe that our food heritage is an integral part of our identity, a unique treasure that, if wisely promoted, can revive our rural areas and our agricultural system
Marwa Soubra – Health and Nutrition Specialist
Abdou Tannoury – Agricultural Engineer