In the midst of the multiple crises Lebanon is going through, achieving food security for urban dwellers has become a priority. However, it’s important that this food is produced in a sustainable way that preserves natural resources and boosts biodiversity.
Back in June 2020, FHF in collaboration with ESDU and CIBCO (Real Estate Beirut) initiated work on a sustainable urban farming project in the Sky Towers residential complex in New Doha. The project aims to showcase sustainable farming in an urban setting, and includes different farming components such as the production of fresh fruits and vegetables, aromatic plants, free-range egg production and compost.
The sustainable project will also involve hiking trails in the pine forest around the complex and is expected to offer workshops on permaculture and organic production to amateurs. The residents of the towers will not only have access to healthy greens, but will also contribute to compost making by sorting their trash after receiving a training from FHF experts.
The sustainable urban farming project is expected to be completed in early 2021.