• Exchanging expertise
  • Transferring technology
  • Stimulating innovation

Our mission is to enable Lebanese agri-food innovators to thrive. Locally. Regionally. And Globally.


Qoot brings together SMEs and existing companies in Lebanon’s agri-food sector, creating a synergistic environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, prosperity and growth. Our core objective is to bring Lebanese agri-food industries on par with the most innovative economies in the world, thus reclaiming Lebanon’s place on the World Food Innovation Map.

Championed by Berytech and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and supported by FoodValley NL, Qoot is built on a solid foundation of entrepreneurship and extensive experience in food innovation and cluster management. We are driven by a resolve to strengthen every aspect of Lebanon’s agri-food sector and help it attain both regional and international acclaim.

Our member businesses share our vision of collaborative and sustainable innovation. Ranging in scale from SMEs to large enterprises and export houses, they span the full extent of Lebanon’s agricultural value chain. As part of this agri-food innovation cluster, they enjoy direct access to expertise, skilled workers, input suppliers, information channels, and linkages to new markets.

To fulfill our role as facilitator of agricultural innovation, we undertake a wide range of activities at the local, regional and international levels. Besides strengthening technical prowess and nurturing a culture of collaboration and mutual exchange within the Lebanese agri-food sector, we are constantly at work to bring international opportunities to the innovative enterprises that are part of our cluster.

Our Partners

Qoot – initiated by Berytech and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is being implemented by Berytech in collaboration with FoodValley Company, the leading agri-food cluster in the Netherlands. Qoot is the official partner of online platform World Food Innovations.

Our Academic Partners

As part of its mission to bring together MSMEs, multinational companies, knowledge providers, support institutions, and investment entities to collaboratively catalyze and innovate in the agri-food sector in Lebanon, QOOT Cluster signed Memoranda of Understanding with 4 different universities: American University of Beirut – Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Balamand, American University of Science and Technology, and University Saint Joseph – ESIAM.

Certification & Membership

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QOOT Cluster is a registered member on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP).

Bronze Cluster Management Excellence

QOOT Cluster has received the European Cluster Excellence Label in Bronze from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis.

QOOT Cluster benefits from THE NEXT SOCIETY – Cluster Booster Track, a peer to peer learning and booster program.

Meet Our Board Members

Nadine Khoury

President · COO at Robinson Agri

Youssef Rifai

Vice President · Operation Manager at Alrifai

Paul Eid

Treasurer · Co-Founder and CFO of 209 Lebanese Wine

Hilbert Van der Werf

Supply Chain Manager at Brasserie Almaza

Nabil Shuman

General Manager of Agriplus Offshore

Rana Abdou

Agriculture Program Manager at Arcenciel

Valerie Zakka

Founder of Zakka Technologies