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Held for the first time in Beirut, "Souk Jana Loubnan" this weekend is showcasing the best that 50 rural cooperatives across the country have to offer, at Mar Mikhael's iconic Trainstation. The event, organized by the NGO Fair Trade Lebanon, aims to bring rural specialties to the capital and raise awareness about the importance of supporting local producers.The souk has previously been organized in various rural locations across Lebanon over the years.The organization provides around 30 Lebanese cooperatives with equipment and training on best practices according to international fair trade regulations. Lebanese farmers are now exporting more than 120 products through FTL's global network. At the event, the rural cooperatives are presenting their villages' unique specialties and cultural heritage.Another cooperative showcasing at the event is the hub of a network of 44 culinary, agricultural and artisanal associations from across Lebanon, all operated exclusively by women.
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