Stimulating Markets And Rural Transformation (Smart) Program; Funded By Usaid

Funded by USAID from 2002 to 2005 and implemented by YMCA of Lebanon, this project directly benefitted 2,500 women and 36 rural and underdeveloped communities in Lebanon. The program created income generating opportunities for rural women through the initiation of food processing centers and production farms. Atayeb Al Rif cooperative was responsible for delivering training sessions, orders and marketing - both nationally and internationally - for the newly established women cooperatives around the country.

Overall Objectives: 
Aimed at establishing women cooperatives in Lebanon, funded and implemented by the USAID. Atayeb Al Rif Cooperative worked on delivering the training sessions to the newly established food processing cooperatives.
Training of 1340 women Initiation of 37 processing centers Initiation of 5 production farms
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Intervention Sector(s):
Development, Food & Nutrition, Women Status & Issues
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Collaboration with Other Organisations
YMCA of Lebanon