The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Green Value Chains for Improving Livelihoods in the Arab Region was held in Beirut, Lebanon on 20-21 June 2013. It brought together experts from national public, private and civil society institutions and from regional and international institutions. The experts were from the economic, social and environment fields, working on such issues as agriculture, industry, water and energy. The meeting offered a platform to review and discuss policies and initiatives for developing and/or strengthening green agricultural value chains in the Arab region by identifying key challenges and opportunities and examining and proposing ways to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in terms of higher productivity, improved use of resources, improved product quality and safety, and reduced waste. Read more.