A program launched by the government has so far completely failed to improve conditions for farmers. Earlier this year, the government launched the national program for the collection of Lebanese olive oil, which aims to purchase oil produce for the Lebanese army from willing farmers. The initiative, which was adopted under the supervision of the Agriculture and Social Affairs Ministries, endorses the purchase of 160,000 liters of oil from cooperatives in the governorate of the South, 44,000 liters from the Sidon district and 93,600 from the Tyre district. [Link]