Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) set up three hydroponic greenhouses in two different regions of Lebanon intended for education and production.
In cooperation with the Lebanese Union of Relief and Development Associations (URDA) and Islamic Association which conduct activities mostly for the benefit of refugees, the project enables savings on water, land, and time as well as higher efficiency production compared to classical farming through two hydroponic greenhouses for the Syrian refugees in the Bekaa region and one for the Lebanese in the Saida region.
The project, carried out by TİKA, ensures year-round production, training for the refugees and Lebanese, and distribution of the grown crops to the needy. Various materials and equipment, such as the required water tanks, water pumps, timers, and ventilators were provided, as well as the greenhouses set up as a part of the hydroponic farming project.
Speaking at the ceremony, Basem Saad, President of the Association, stated that they grow organic products using far smaller land and in far less time compared to the classical farming methods and with more than 90% water savings through the hydroponic farming project and that this is a model project for a small country like Lebanon, and thanked Türkiye and TİKA for the support.
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