Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development
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Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Project Report | Apr 2, 2021
Growing Number of Rooftop Farms

By Haneen Khaled | Program Coordinator

Trainings and Awareness to all ages categories
Trainings and Awareness to all ages categories

Lebanon keeps sinking into an abysmal abyss; the high inflation, the currency having lost 90 per cent of its value, the Beirut explosion still leaving scars and the pandemic are achieving to put the country on its knees. Being communities suffering marginalization and uncertainty for decades, the refugee camps populations are part of the millions suffering from extreme poverty today.

There are no signs of the pressures easing up for Lebanon. Thus no sign for the people to retrieve an acceptable level of life. Lockdowns and the obligation to close businesses are leaving people with no income at all and whole families are left to themselves. Eating 3 times a day became a luxury for many.

The Urban Rooftop Farming Project launched a bit more than a year ago allows the rooftops owners to provide their families with basic food like crops (following the seasonality) and eggs, letting them get a least one healthy meal per day. Through trainings and follow-up, they learnt to be sustainable and to become more autonomous.

Today, thanks to donors’ efforts, we are proud to announce that the project is growing; with spring on the door, 43 new rooftops in 3 different locations are being prepared to produce crops. The project will now include not only the rooftops owners and their family but the neighbors from the same building will also be receiving part of the harvest for their consumption.

Trainings did not stop and will continue; all rooftops will benefit from an agricultural engineer follow-up during 1 year. He will invite participants of the Urban Rooftop project to deal with organic agriculture, using natural crops boosters and natural pest control.

Your contributions are very important. Increasing furthermore the number of rooftops farms and trying to use empty lands around the camps will help the communities to simply survive, as they can become less dependent on the market which became unaffordable for them. 

Healthy Greens from a Rooftop Farm
Healthy Greens from a Rooftop Farm

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Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Project Leader:
Haneen Khaled
Beirut , Lebanon

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