THE SAFFRON PROJECT
This project is inscribed in an effort to regenerate the rural and economic development of the region: bringing back families to agriculture and introducing new cultivation to the area (this is the first of its kind in Lebanon).
Our choice of land is the Bekaa Valley, known for its fertile soil, a symbol of Lebanese agriculture.
Saffron is a fascinating crop as it reproduces itself every year: 1 bulb will give 3 bulbs after one year, and 10 bulbs after 3 years.
The new saffron corms grow on top of the previous ones, and need to be replanted every 5- 6 years to avoid suffocation.
Once taken out of the soil, the bulbs will be distributed to the local community, with the purpose of creating a cooperative.
This will enable families to grow their own saffron and transmit their knowledge from generation to generation