Tobacco Plantation in Lebanon
The Tobacco sector in Lebanon plays an important role in the economic, social and financial sectors due to the involvement of large numbers of people.
Tobacco plantation in Lebanon is a vital part of the agricultural economy and creates jobs in plantation, fabrication and trading. The industry provides jobs for tens of thousands of people and has traditionally suffered from underinvestment and support. These jobs are also often located in poorer areas of Lebanon.
In addition to the creation of jobs, tobacco plantations result in the creation of Lebanese cigarettes, which in turn bolster the economy.
Tobacco planting occurs through nine months of the year, providing opportunities for large numbers of people and helps to reduce unemployment in villages.
Tobacco farming benefits villages in the following ways:
• It reduces migration from villages to cities
• Due to the stability of the industry, it ensures a fixed income to farmers giving them a sense of stability
• It encourages farmers to continue their way of life and creates a strong, local and national identity
• The communal nature of the work solidifies family and village relationships