SUPPORTING RURAL CO-OPS
USAID has suppor ted the par ticipation of 20 food cooperatives and small businesses at the Beirut Cooking Festival in the ‘Atayeb Lebnanieh’ exhibition booth through its Lebanon Industr y Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project. The event took place from 12-14 November. “The Beirut Cooking Festival is an important opportunity for small-scale cooperatives to showcase their delicious products. This will help them to expand their market reach and increase their incomes,” commented Dr. Jane Gleason, chief of par ty of LIVCD. Through their par ticipation in the festival, these businesses have displayed their products dur ing tasting sessions, increased exposure, and generated additional sales.