LIVINGAGRO, registration open for the second Business to Business (B2B) event on multifunctional olive systems in Lebanon


The Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH) are pleased to announce the opening of the registration process for the second Business to Business (B2B) event on Multifunctional Olive Systems that will be held on November 15, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. local time at Gefinor Rotana Hotel, Hamra, Beirut.

As in the first B2B event held in July, during the morning session researchers from Lebanon, Greece and Italy will present their innovations, which have been developed and tested in several Mediterranean countries. Some of the innovations relate to the management of olive orchards; these will include intercropping of olive trees with other crops, the advantages of chicken grazing in olive orchards and methods to recover abandoned olive groves. Other innovations relate to olive genetic resources and the authentication of olive oil, such as a technique for identifying olive varieties that are tolerant to salinity, the characterization and preservation of ancient olive trees, and tools to authenticate olive oil grades and the origin of olive oils from different cultivars.

The afternoon sessions will include two interactive roundtables to share experiences and discuss possibilities for implementing these innovations in Mediterranean countries, especially in Lebanon. There will also be opportunities for one-to-one meetings between economic stakeholders and innovators who have common interests.

Research centers, universities, policy makers, SME's, farmers, industries, chambers of commerce, researchers, entrepreneurs, agricultural engineers and technicians are invited to participate in this event, which aims to match needs for innovation with useful innovations. The participants will meet to share experiences and discuss possible collaboration, mainly in the field of agroforestry in multifunctional olive systems.

With the goal of supporting education, research and development, innovation, and technology transfer, as well as publishing and marketing research results, this event is organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH) and the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) within the framework of the “Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry - LIVINGAGRO” project, co-funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Programme.

To check the agenda of the event and register for online or onsite participation, please go to the following LINK