BEIRUT: Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb launched Monday a coordination committee for Lebanon’s dairy sector, after a week of heated protests by dairy farmers over the low demand for milk.

The committee will include two representatives from local dairy factories, two dairy farmers and a ministerial representative.

The committee, which will have a center in the ministry, will follow-up on daily developments in the sector, according to a statement released by Chehayeb’s media office.