Lebanese residents ditch urban grind for ancestral towns and villages - in pictures

The country's bruising crises have forced many to retreat to the countryside

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Hasan Trad inspects his dragon fruit nursery at an agricultural field in the town of Kfartebnit, south of Beirut.

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Many residents are ditching the urban grind for ancestral towns and villages, where they can cut on living costs and forge new connections to a long-forgotten agricultural inheritance.

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Ms Thurayya, 28, inspects her avocado trees in the village of Sinay, south of Beirut.

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Ms Thurayya left the Beirut neighbourhood where she was born and moved to the family farm, not as an environmental fad but forced by Lebanon's bruising crises.

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Mr Trad, left, and his brother Abed prepare their field to plant seeds.

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Mr Trad inspects his fruit.

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Updated: December 05, 2021, 6:47 AM
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