Mikati chairs Food Security Committee’s meeting, Salam announces decision to buy locally produced wheat in support of farms

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  • Date: 05-Aug-2022
  • Source: National News…
  • Sector: Agriculture
  • Country: Lebanon
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Mikati chairs Food Security Committee’s meeting, Salam announces decision to buy locally produced wheat in support of farms

NNA - Prime Minister-designate, Najib Mikati, on Friday chaired a meeting by the "Food Security Committee" at the Grand Serail.

After the meeting, Caretaker Trade and Economy Minister, Amine Salam, said that the committee had discussed three main issues that concern citizens on the level of food security.

“First, the meeting discussed the means to end the bread crisis in Lebanese markets. (...) We are all hopeful and confident that if efforts continue at the current pace, there will be no bread crisis again, especially since the World Bank loan will be implemented within a month from now, and the required credits will remain open to import wheat until the aforementioned loan is implemented,” Salam explained.

“As for the second issue, which is very important, it involves a decision to encourage the internal production of hard and soft wheat,” Salam added, requesting the purchase of wheat produced in Lebanon, amounting to approximately 40,000 tons, by local mills.

“As for the third issue, Mikati has requested of the Consumer Protection Directorate at the Ministry of Economy the implementation of all the necessary measures to control and monitor market prices in all sectors within the coming few weeks and months,” he added.

On another level, Mikati received

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