Olive mills composting - rural areas Lebanon

Farmers are in real need for good fertilizers and we don't have a proper composting system in Lebanon. We want good composting...

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

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  • English

Organization name

West Bekaa farms

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1 - 10

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • Lebanon

Headquarters location: City

Rachaya - Lebanon

Location(s) of impact

West Bekaa and Rachaya region - Lebanon



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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Social and agriculture problem

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

To compost all residuals after pressing olives to olive oil and transforming them to fertilizers.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Not started yet

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?


Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

We don't have a composting system in Lebanon. We have a garbage and environmental crisis in Lebanon. This solution will help farmers pay less for fertilizers and reduce garbage crisis.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

We are farmers and we import fertilizers from Europe while we can make them locally.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media


Join the conversation:

Photo of Samir Vinchurkar

Good solution for solid waste disposal in a sustainable environmentally friendly manner! Best wishes

Photo of Pamela West

I think this is an interesting initiative, but why do you have to rely so heavily on grants? Is the equipment needed very costly? Is this meant to be done by farmers individually and for themselves or do you aim to do it on a larger scale (more industrialized) and sell the compost to farmers?

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In the beginning it's for the use of farmers but if we succeed and have extra we can sell them. But we need advises about the process and the industrialization machines. No experience at this level. Thank you. Marie