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...
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.