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Coriander: A Mediterranean Native

Coriander plant

A versatile cash crop, coriander is packed with nutritional benefits and has many uses. Due to its simple production process and to the fact that women are the fastest growing group of new farmers, developing their capacities to grow and market this crop is an opportunity to enhance rural communities’ livelihoods. Within the framework of the Women’s Economic Participation project, we decided to delve into the rich history of coriander and learn more about its potential to empower women.

Funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by UNDP Lebanon in partnership between ESDU, ACTED Lebanon, DOT Lebanon and ABAAD, the Women’s Economic Participation project empowers rural women with the skills and knowledge to benefit from coriander and many other assets so that they can build economically viable futures.

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