REAF Program

Improve your startup, small & micro business's profitability and sustainability

The Rural Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food (REAF) program to take your innovative startup, small & micro business to a whole new level, receive up to $6.5K in-kind grants, and unlock the opportunity to join the advanced phases at Berytech.

REAF program aims at strengthening the socio-economic resilience of individuals in Central and West Bekaa through supporting the business model viability of innovative startups in the agrifood, eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy sectors.

During the pre-incubation phase of the three batches, 16 selected startups, small and micro businesses working on a solution in the agrifood, eco-tourism, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy sectors received tailored coaching, mentoring, and business support along with up to $6.5K in-kind grant to further develop their small and micro business and enhance their entrepreneurial and business development mindset.    

REAF empowers youth, women, and people with disabilities in rural areas with a set of skills that enable them to thrive in their communities, impacting the overall situation in Lebanon

The program is funded by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with Berytech, within the framework of the project Strengthening Agriculture, Local Communities and Small and Medium Enterprises (ACE).

71 Startups


16 Startups

Selected for the pre-incubation phase

10 Startups

Selected for the incubation phase



Program Benefits

Expert Coaching

Get expert advice in idea validation, business development, and pitching.

One-on-one Mentoring

Receive personalized support to refine your business concept.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with the startup ecosystem and expand your network.

Cash Funding

Receive up to $6.5k in-kind grant for MVP development and early testing.

Unique Learning Experience

Participate in expert-led workshops and skill development sessions.

Enriching Exchanges

Thrive in an environment that fosters collaboration and growth.

Congratulations to all the entrepreneurs who are actively contributing to the transformation, paving the way for a more innovative and sustainable world for future generations.


This project aligns with our overarching mission to contribute to the sustainable development goals