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April/May 2020

by Executive Editors

NB: Due to the lockdown and curfew in Lebanon in response to the coronavirus outbreak there is no print edition of Executive Magazine for April/May. The stories below have been uploaded online as per our new online-first strategy and others will be added into this table of contents as they are published. See our letter to our readers for more.

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Economic and coronavirus crises threaten Lebanon’s already fragile food security
Enough to eat?

Lebanese agro-industrialists discuss challenges and opportunities in times of crisis
Reaping not what you sow

Q&A with Nadine Khoury, COO of Robinson Agri, on how COVID-19 has impacted agriculture
Food in the time of corona

Growing trend of individual or community planting in Lebanon
Back to basics

Food insecurity in Lebanon
The changing face of vulnerability

Lebanon needs to lower its import dependency
Home grown wheat



How corona could fulfill a long-held economic worry
Building blocks of a recession

How coronavirus could bring about a historic chance for change
Apocalypse redux

Lebanon’s economy and industry suffer under coronavirus impact
The two-in-one catastrophe

The need to develop an integrated approach on COVID-19
The fatal virus hunt

LAU study on COVID-19 spread estimates extreme social distancing could save 150,000 lives
Buy time to save lives

Q&A with Fady Gemayel on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on Lebanon’s industry
Being industrious in impossible times

Lebanon’s refugee restrictions could harm everyone’s health
Fears hamper self-reporting for coronavirus

Lebanese turn to distance learning amid coronavirus disruptions
Some left behind

WATCH: Coronavirus Facts vs Fiction — Interview with Dr Sharara on COVID-19 & children
Interviewed by Youmna Naufal

WATCH: Coronavirus Facts vs Fiction — Interview with Infectious Diseases Specialist Ramzi Saliba (Part 1)
Interviewed by Youmna Naufal



Confused outlook on insurance coverage for Lebanese COVID-19 patients
Who pays?

The Lebanese insurance scenario amid threats of global collapse
A lament on insurance in times of pandemics

Q&A with Nadine Habbal, acting head of the Insurance Control Commission
Lebanese insurance in times of corona

Q&A with actuary Ibrahim Muhanna on insurance liabilities amid economic crisis
The insurance sector’s exposure to banking



Leaked Lebanese government reform plan addresses lira peg head on
To tame a financial monster that’s stuck in a closet

The jobsforlebanon initiative envisions a new labor paradigm for Lebanon
A potential lifeline for Lebanese jobseekers

Q&A with the team behind jobsforlebanon
Bringing opportunites home

How feasible is the recovery of stolen Lebanese assets?
A leap of faith