The Lebanese Observatory for Agricultural Development (L.O.A.D) is a structure linked to the Ministry of Agriculture through the Directorate of Studies and Coordination.
It is a tool for decision-making constituting a capacity of compilation as well as for analysis of the Information related to the agricultural and rural sector. It has a catalyst role in supporting the formulation, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of agricultural development programs and projects by providing adequate supervision and advice for their implementation and execution in order to cope with the Lebanese agricultural strategy and policy.
Furthermore, L.O.A.D. is set out to gather initiatives from the public and private sectors and from the Professional Organization involved in the agricultural sector, to bring them together, benefit from their synergies ensuring data sharing and exchange. The Lebanese Observatory will establish networking with similar national or international implemented observatories, constituting a space for dialogue, coordination and participation between all stakeholders involved in the agricultural sector.