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Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil

Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Nel­son Man­dela Social Coop­er­a­tive was founded in 2017 in Gioiosa Ion­ica, in the province of Reg­gio Cal­abria, by a group of local devel­op­ment experts, social work­ers and cul­tural oper­a­tors with the aim of pro­mot­ing the eth­i­cal employ­ment of young and dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple.
“Our vision is to build up a path of par­tic­i­pa­tion, shar­ing, pres­ence on the ter­ri­tory and devel­op­ment from below,” Mau­r­izio Zavaglia, city man­ager and coop­er­a­tive co-founder, told Olive Oil Times.

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Female Refugees In Lebanon Start An Organic Garden To Supply Their Catering Business

Female Refugees In Lebanon Start An Organic Garden To Supply Their Catering Business | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Burj al-Barajneh Refugee Camp in Lebanon just got its own organic rooftop garden, thanks to the work of women living on the camp site. The garden will allow these women to produce vegetables and herbs for their growing catering company. Soufra was founded by Miriam Shaar, a generational refugee who grew up and lives in the camp, located near Beirut. She was the subject of the 2017 documentary Soufra, which chronicles her efforts to expand her catering business into a food truck entreprise — all with the help of other female refugees living in Burj al-Barajneh.

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Herb-growing Harba shows us her garden – World Food Programme Insight

WFP’s numerous livelihoods projects like this one in Lebanon were funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). They are varied in nature, ranging from road rehabilitation, food processing and computer skills, but all have the common aim of developing transportable livelihoods skills.
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Syrian Refugees Contributed over $US 800 Million to Egypt’s Economy Since 2011: UNDP Report

Syrian Refugees Contributed over $US 800 Million to Egypt’s Economy Since 2011: UNDP Report | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The total capital invested by Syrians refugees and their Egyptian partners throughout their working period since 2011 has been estimated at nearly $US 800 million, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 Syrian refugees are thought to have contributed to Egypt’s economy with more. However, Syrian businesses don’t frequently register under an Egyptian name, or at all.
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Along the road in the Bekaa Valley

Along the road in the Bekaa Valley | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

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.

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Growing Home

Growing Home | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Interactive: Growing Home is an interactive web documentary that presents interviews with refugee gardeners in Domiz Camp, Northern Iraq, who were part of a 2017 Garden competition run by the Lemon Tree Trust. There are 10 short one minute films as well as three longer interactive pieces that take a more in-depth look … Continued

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Syrian Bakers Fight to Maintain a Tradition of Excellence

Syrian Bakers Fight to Maintain a Tradition of Excellence | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Despite a wheat crisis, a raging war, and saga of violence, these bakers are bringing their sweets to the world. Without permanent kitchens physical baking spaces, Syrian refugees often struggle to make a living abroad with their native culinary skills and traditions.


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