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FAO launches the project “Good agricultural practices for small-scale farmers in Fayoum”, in partnership with International Organizations and Egyptian Institutions

Fayoum- 11 October 2017 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized today an inception workshop of the project “Extending the application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to enhance the quantity and the quality of horticulture for small-scale farmers in Fayoum”, in partnership with The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Union […]

Publication of Updated Timetable n.2 for Minya and Fayoum ongoing tenders

Updated Timetable Minya 2 Updated Timetable Fayoum 2

Further steps on the way toward enhancing Ecotourism in Fayoum

Since ecotourism is promoting “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015), EU-JRDP aims to enhance this approach in Fayoum for improving rural livelihoods,

Promoting Geographic Indication “Typical Products in Matrouh” Initiated by an Introductory Seminar

Under the framework of EU-JRDP Programme and in coordination with the Programme Lead Partner, the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), Foreign Affairs Relations (FAR) Office, a Seminar on Geographic Indication (GI), a Tool for Promoting Typical Products in Matrouh Governorate was held today Wednesday 15th of March, 2017. The Seminar aimed at presenting the […]

Two grant contracts with FAO for improving GAPs of small-scale farmers in Fayoum and Matrouh Governorates

On Wednesday 14th of March, 2017 at the EU-JRDP premises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Egypt signed two grant contracts through which FAO will receive a total EU contribution of Euro 1, 600,000 for the Governorates of Fayoum and Matrouh.

Generating income for rural communities in Fayoum and Minya: CEOSS signs two contracts for awareness raising and capacity building on GAPs

On Monday 06 February, 2017 the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) signed two contracts with the Programme for scaling up of GAPs in Fayoum and Minya, respectively “Towards Rural Resilience in Fayoum (TRRF)” and “Promoting Rural Resilience in Minya (PRRM)” based on the grants awarded under the EU-JRDP 3rd and 4th calls. Both actions will be implemented […]

Programme Efforts in Matrouh in the Local News!

During the last two weeks, the Programme efforts in Matrouh have been featured in the local news, particularly after the heavy rain fall in the Governorate. However, this year Matrouh witnesses this rain fall with developing wadis and increased agricultural area! For more details read the translated articles by Alosboo!

Euro 32, 000 Equipment Delivered for Monitoring Programme Activities

On Wednesday 14th of December, 2016 EU-JRDP delivered special technological equipment of the total cost of Euro 32, 000 to the Programme partners from the three focus governorates namely: Matrouh, Fayoum and Minya on 15 December, 2016. The equipment included computers, cameras and printers with the purpose of monitoring and follow up of the activities conducted […]

Involving local beneficiaries from the beginning: Livestock Matrouh Project kick-off!

Within the framework of EU-JRDP, a kick-off event of the grant action called: “Utilization of improved adapted Barki sheep and goats in the dry area of Matrouh – Livestock Matrouh Project” was held by the implementing entity Animal Production Research Institute (APRI) on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Matrouh Public Library, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt.

Capacity Building on Grant Management for Grant Awardees

In a further step to build the capacity of its partners, EU-JRDP delivered a training on Grant Management in the Governorate of Marsa Matrouh for two days in a row (04-05 October, 2016).

APRI Signs a Grant Contract to Support Livestock Breeders in Matrouh

On Wednesday 21st of September 2016 at the EU-JRDP premises, the Egyptian Animal Production Research Institute (APRI) signed a grant contract through which APRI will receive a contribution of Euro 400, 000.00

Call for Proposals for Eco-tourism in the Governorate of Fayoum

In the frame of the European Union- Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP), the 6th Call for Proposals for Eco-tourism in the Governorate of Fayoum has been launched. The deadline for concept note submission is 3 November 2016. The full Guidelines for applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site: Info Session on Eco-tourism  […]

URGENT New Dates for 3rd and 4th Calls (Info Sessions & Full Applications Deadlines)

URGENT New Dates for 3rd and 4th Calls Info Sessions & Full Applications Deadlines The new dates for the “information session meeting on full application” for 3th Call (FAYOUM) and 4th Call (MINYA) is now on 27 September 2016 at 11.00 a.m. (instead of 7 September, as announced on the Guidelines document).

LOT 1 Of Call for proposals for GAP in Matrouh is relaunched. Info Day: 28 July in Cairo

5th Call for Proposals for Scaling up Good Agricultural Practices in the Governorate of Matrouh   Deadline for concept note submission is 12 September, 2016 Deadline for full application submission is 20 November, 2016 An information session for applicants will be held on 28 July 2016 at 11.00 am, at Embassy of Italy in Cairo/EU-JRDP – […]

Call for proposals for Minya & Fayoum are now published. II Info Day: 26 July in Cairo

3rd Call for Proposals for Scaling up Good Agricultural Practices in the Governorate of Fayoum 4th Call for Proposals for Scaling up Good Agricultural Practices in the Governorate of Minya Deadline for concept note submission is 21 August, 2016 Deadline for full application submission is 23 October, 2016 An information session on FAYOUM and MINYA […]