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Mandate/Mission

Many research projects were achieved and some about Olives, Citrus Pomegranate and other fruit trees are in progress actually.

Objectives are advisory services for the farmers, culture improvement at the casa of Zghorta and Koura


Staff

Head of Station: Engineer Rania El Nabbout

Laboratory Assistant: Maha Samaha Saroufim

3 Agricultural Technicians, 1 Laboratory Support, 3 workers.


On going projects

1- Project Name: Establishing a “Pomegranate” Mother Plot for Propagation.

Acronym:

Project Type:  Propagation of Plant Materials.

Status:  On going

Starting Date:  October 2007

Ending Date:  Continuous

Coordinator: Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute - Kfarchakhna

Objective: Propagation of Local and New Cultivars of Pomegranate

Coordinating Organization:

Participating Organization:

Participating Countries:

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2- Project Name: Production and Propagation of Certified Plant Materials:“Citrus-Olives“

Project Acronym:

Project Type: Propagation of Plant Materials.

Status: On going

Starting Date: 6/6/2006

Ending Date: Continuous

Coordinator:  Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute – Kfarchakhna

Objective: Propagation of Citrus & Olives Virus free Materials

Coordinating Organizations: Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute -Kfarchakhna/ Plant Protection Department - LARI Tal Amara/                     Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)/ Group of Lebanese Nurseries                     

 Participating Organization: IAM- Bari

Participating Countries:

Attached File

3-Project Name: Morphological Characterization of Lebanese Olive Cultivars (Olea europea sativa L.)

Project Type: Research Project

Status: On going

Starting Date: 2008

Ending Date: 2011

Coordinator:Department of Plant Biotechnology-Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute

Objective: Main objective consists to characterize the morphological, phenological, bio-agronomic traits of the main Lebanese olive cultivars (Olea europea sativa L.)

Coordinating Organizations: Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute LARI (Department of Plant Biotechnology, Tyr Station and Kfarchakhna Station)

Participating Organization: Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)/

The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Studies (CIHEAM)

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute – BARI (IAM-BARI)        

Participating Countries: Lebanon - Italy

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4- Project Name:  Conservative Agriculture in Olive Orchards (Koura & Zgharta)

Project Acronym:

Project Type:  Research Project

Status:  On going

Starting Date:  2009

Ending Date:  2012

Coordinator: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) - Lebanon Office

Objective: Reducing soil erosion & degradation by using cover crops and reducing tillage.

Coordinating Organization: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) - Lebanon Office/  Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) / Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute - Kfarchakhna

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5- Project Name:  Laboratory Analysis for Olive Oil, Soil, Water and Tissue.

Project Acronym:

Project Type:  Laboratory Analysis

Status:  On going

Starting Date: 

Ending Date:  

Coordinator: All LARI Laboratories

Objective: Offering Laboratory Analysis for the North Area.

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Achievements 

 

Laboratory

Water, soil and leaf analysis.

Quantity and Quality analysis of olive oil.


Major Constraints/Needs

Laboratory staff needs.

High deficiency of yield workers.

High needs for labor materials.


 

 
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