The people of Lebanon have been called by the ruling Hezbollah to wage “Agricultural Jihad” as an emergency response, growing all their own food in a land where 80% was imported. 300,000 Lebanese have been displaced by disaster in a single month. Winter food is becoming more important than ever.
Winter food has become difficult to keep stocked and the Lebanese people are going through a crisis. Lebanese account holders can only withdraw a few hundred dollars per week. The Lebanese pound has lost 80% of its value.
Small space farmers are growing tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, eggplant, greens, and herbs. Home livestock is making a comeback with chickens and goats. Winter food is now more crucial than ever with the situation in the country.
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