We spoke to Jehane and Erica from Turba Farms. They are leading a regenerative agriculture farm focusing on organic production, soil conservation and seed preservation. Jehane and Erica discuss the water challenges they face on their farm given their location is near the Litani River.
Jehane and Erica highlight on the Litani River pollution coming from the untreated wastewater of nearby refugee camps and industries, and how its affecting the groundwater’s quality, crops quality and environmental health. As a means of responding to the challenges, they mention that Turba is currently innovating in the sector to help reduce the effects of untreated water. Jehane and Erica conclude by mentioning that Turba aims to raise awareness about the importance of regenerative agricultural practices and water conservation, but this can only be achieved by having a collective and holistic approach in responding to the water challenges.