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Lebanon Investment in Quality (LINQ)

workers bottling vegetables
Credit: Land O'Lakes Venture37

Cooperative Development Organisation

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Lebanon


$ 5,900,000
€ 5 619 048


Bilateral Aid: USAID


Agriculture & Fisheries, Industry

Type of Activity

Administrative and support service activities, Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building


The goal of LINQ is to increase the competitiveness of value-added agribusinesses in Lebanon. The project contributed directly to USAID’s PSD Intermediate Result, increased domestic and export sales, and Lebanon’s CDCS, increased competitiveness of value-added agribusinesses. The project results framework demonstrates how LINQ’s three components deliver results. Component 1: Technical assistance provision to enhance growth of Lebanese agro-food entities and increase competitiveness of value chains. Component 2: Facilitate technology upgrading through investment partnerships and grants. Component 3: Communicate results through outreach and share project knowledge with public and private sector

Project Objectives

The goal of LINQ is to increase the competitiveness of value-added agribusinesses in Lebanon

Impact on SDGs

SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Main Indicators

Number of individuals benefiting from the activity. Number of MSMEs, including farmers, and other organizations receiving business development services from USG assisted sources. Number of farmers or microenterprises who have applied new technologies or management practices as a result of USG assistance.

Impact Measurement

Surveys, Impact assessments

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 4494

Individuals: 5558

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Youth