Veterinary public health is an important basic component for a robust food safety system. One of the

main Institutions responsible for food safety in Lebanon is the Ministry of Agriculture that is committed

to provide consumers with safe and high quality agricultural and processed agricultural products

meeting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements.

The necessity of legal harmonization, capacity building and reorganization of the veterinary services

emerges therefore as an issue of utmost priority to guarantee adequate protection of Lebanese

consumers and facilitate the trade of agricultural and processed agricultural products.

The current project will support the Ministry of Agriculture in addressing the above issues and will

implement activities based on recommendations and results of the major technical assistance programs

previously implemented in Lebanon.

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