AFDC Rural and Forest Center in Qernayel was built in 2007 in cooperation with the Cooperative of beekeepers in Al Matn. Built on a communal land of Qernayel, the center’s main objectives are to support the beekeepers in upgrading their honey production capabilities and serve as a forest fire management hub in the region. It consists of honey processing equipment.
It is managed by volunteers from both organizations. In 2011, AFDC launched a project to equip the center with an additional workshop for rural products as an additional initiative to empower local communities especially women and farmers.