Syrian workers harvest potatoes in West Bekaa, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Akkar MP-elect Tarek Merehbi called for the cessation of Syrian potatoes being "smuggled" into Lebanon due to the adverse affect it was having on the local market, the state-run National News Agency reported Saturday.Last February, a delegation of farmers from the Bekaa met with Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter and presented their concerns regarding the import of Egyptian potatoes. They were worried that importing potatoes while there was a surplus of local production already on the market will affect the prices of Lebanese potatoes.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE