||Creating the right conditions for the opening of specialized training program in Forestry. In this sense, IDAF will support the ongoing development of specialized curriculum and academic content within each subject; will provide a training support to faculty staff in charge of developing the courses within the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Lebanese University and will support the acquisition of teaching material necessary for the proper development of the course.
The establishment of a forestry research program in Lebanon. This will involve, together with local partner, the identification and definition of the main forest research lines in the country, demand both locally and globally (i.e. new production alternatives forest fires, climate change, new technologies land management, etc.). These actions will be complemented by support for the acquisition of scientific equipment necessary for the provision of specialized research laboratories within the Lebanese University and the creation of the physical and virtual Forestry Documentation Center at the Lebanese University.
The identification of forest development projects of interest to those involved actors in Lebanese agroforestry sector which can be supported from the project initiative. It aims to strengthen the Lebanese University as an agent of generation and transfer of knowledge to end users, as same as a dynamic and productive development agency within the Lebanese agroforestry sector.