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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) is an inter-disciplinary research and development center specialized in community development and sustainable agriculture hosted at the  ​Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) of the American University of Beirut (AUB).​ Read more about us.

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Master of Science in Rural  Community Development

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers an interdepartmental Graduate Program, hosted by ESDU, leading to a Graduate degree of Master of Science (MS) in Rural Community Development (RCODE). Click here for flyer​.​​​

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Regional Networking

KariaNet​: Knowledge Access for Rural Inter-connected Areas Network, a regional network established by IDRC and​ IFAD and hosted by ESDU for the mana​​gement and sharing of knowledge, information and experience in agriculture and rural development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; supported by IDRC​. Thematic discussions are held on a weekly basis on KariaNet's official Facebook page​.​

ESDU Monthly Farmers' Market

ESDU  organized​ its monthly 
Souk Al Souk Farmers' Market
on Thursday April 12,2018​ in FAFS ​courtyard. ​The market  included​​ a variety of fresh,  tra​ditional and healthy products (Fruits, vegetables, mouneh, saj). 

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