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4000 ton of Lebanese potatoes destined for export stuck in transport halfway

4000 ton of Lebanese potatoes destined for export stuck in transport halfway

November 09, 2015
128 containers with around 4.000 tonnes of potatoes from Lebanon destined for Arab Gulf states have been stopped in Port Said, Egypt or have already been returned to Lebanon.
Potato farmers protest import of potatoes from Lebanon (Courtesy: The Daily Star)

North Lebanon potato farmers protest imports from Egypt

March 26, 2015
Farmers in the North Lebanon town of Hissa protested Thursday potato imports they said would devastate their sales, state media reported.

European Union agrees to import potatoes from Lebanon

September 11, 2013
The European Union has granted Lebanon the right to export 50,000 tons of potatoes, reversing a decadelong export prohibition, the Lebanese Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

Bad weather, expensive fertilizers wreak havoc on Lebanese potato farmers

May 15, 2012
Akkar potato farmers suffered a serious blow this season after losing one third of their crops due to bad weather conditions, the local farmers association said Monday.

Lebanon can start exporting potatoes to Europe

March 26, 2012
Lebanon is to export potatoes to the European Union after a decades-old import ban was lifted, Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Friday, but the Farmers Association doubts the step will bear any fruit.

Lebanese Agricultural Minister blasts merchants for exporting spoiled potatoes

November 16, 2011
Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan (Lebanon) accused some merchants of exporting spoiled potatoes, warning he would not hesitate to reveal the names behind the shipment of such agricultural produce if they continue they behavioral pattern. Waving...

Potato farmers in Lebanon press for compensation over losses

October 25, 2011
Potato farmers in Lebanon said Monday they are unable to market their produce, calling on the government to compensate their losses. Farmers in Bekaa said around 40,000 tons of potato were littering the warehouses without being able to export it. Hea...

Henk Tepper's lawyers hopeful of man's release

August 18, 2011
A Lebanese prosecutor now has the final piece of documentation needed to rule on whether Canadian potato farmer Henk Tepper will be released from his Beirut jail cell into a lawyer's custody. Tepper, 44, has been held in Lebanon since March 23, accuse...

Potato farmers in Lebanon suffer another dismal season

July 26, 2011
Lebanese Potato farmers looking to recover losses made during an unseasonably dry harvest season last year have had their hopes dashed, as prices of the produce plummet to below total costs by roughly LL150 per kilogram. The year’s first potato harves...
 Henk Tepper

Lebanon prosecutor mulls Canadian farmer case

June 07, 2011
Nearly seven weeks after his detention, a Lebanese prosecutor is now mulling over the case of a Canadian farmer alleged to have exported rotten potatoes to Algeria.

New Brunswick Potato farmer arrested in Lebanon

April 06, 2011
A New Brunswick potato farmer has been detained in Lebanon. Grand Falls-area farmer Henk Tepper of Tobique Farms has been arrested upon entry to the country that sits on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

Lebanon's potato farmers prepare for hard season

March 21, 2011
Potato planting season is in full swing in the Bekaa farmlands and Elie Samaha must rush off to his tractor where two women are seated on a low-hanging platform, waiting for the machine to grind into action so they can toss seeds into its path.