Combining agricultural and industrial techniques, agro-industry in Lebanon is a developed sector with promising outlooks. Despite its several competitive advantages, the sub-sector, that is mainly based on food production and processing, needs rehabilitation and support.
Agro-Industry in Lebanon benefits of a significant economic standing since it is the largest industrial sector. Regardless of the timid 2.2% share in 2011’s Gross Domestic Product1 (GDP), the sector almost contributed to 26.3% of the industrial sector’s value added over the same year. Additionally, the food processing sector had an estimated workforce2 of 20,607 in 2007, constituting the highest share of the industrial sector total workforce at 25%.
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2014-06-Agro-industry in Lebanon – Looming Potential Restrained by Numerous Deficiencies