The agricultural sector has in part been impacted by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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Apple farmers in the Batroun district town of Tannourine protested Sunday, claiming barriers to selling their products has negatively impacted their livelihoods. The farmers condemned the government's inaction in response to their situation. Telecoms Minister and Tannourine native Boutros Harb promised the protesters to raise the issue with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.Salam spoke before the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19 . The premier, according to Harb, said that he brought the farmers' plight to the attention of the World Bank, and was assured the matter would be considered at a meeting with Salam Monday.
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