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Q&A with Nadine Khoury, COO of Robinson Agri, on how COVID-19 has impacted agriculture

Q&A with Nadine Khoury, COO of Robinson Agri, on how COVID-19 has impacted agriculture

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lebanon’s ongoing economic crisis has highlighted the importance of well-functioning productive sectors—namely agriculture and industry—to a country’s GDP and economic well-being. This was further emphasized with the COVID-19 global pandemic significantly slowing down trade, disrupting food supply chains, and forcing each country to think of its own supply needs first. Executive spoke with Nadine Khoury,

Holy guacamole

Reading Time: 6 minutes In summer 2018, McKinsey & Company, a United States-based management consulting firm hired by the Lebanese government to design an economic plan for the country, presented their report to government officials. Though the final report has yet to be made public, some details have made their way from government officials into the public sphere. From

The thyme trailblazers

Reading Time: 6 minutes A heavenly aroma greets you when passing by a bakery; tangy flavors linger on your taste buds long after you have swallowed that last bite. Yes, we are talking about zaatar—the faithful companion of the man’ousheh, a Lebanese breakfast favorite. Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon each have their own versions of zaatar, mixing different herbs and

Show me the honey

Reading Time: 7 minutes Honey might not come to mind when thinking about Lebanese food products. But Lebanon has a deeply rooted history with the gold nectar; it was even mentioned in the Old Testament. Though honey production may have receded from the forefront of the Lebanese agro-industry since the days of the Bible, it has garnered increased attention

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