Hasan Trad inspects his dragon fruit nursery at an agricultural field in the town of Kfartebnit, south of Beirut.
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.
Ms Thurayya, 28, inspects her avocado trees in the village of Sinay, south of Beirut.
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.
Mr Trad, left, and his brother Abed prepare their field to plant seeds.
Mr Trad inspects his fruit.
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