Along the road in the Bekaa Valley | CIHEAM Press Review |

The waste and open plains of Lebanon’s Bekaa valley differ markedly from the country’s busy and humid coastline, or the mountains where tiny villages neighbour over-developed towns. Here in the Bekaa, many still live off of agriculture. The late-summer colours are deep and vary from reddish-orange and soft brown to different shades of green. Open fields intersect and form graphical patterns: potato plants sit next to grapevines and rows of tiny trees, heavy with apples. The Bekaa is the country’s breadbasket, and home to generations of Lebanese farmers.