Two grant contracts with FAO for improving GAPs of small-scale farmers in Fayoum and Matrouh Governorates
March 16, 2017
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.
Both actions namely: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for Sustainable Improvement of Quality and Quantity of Horticultural Production of Small-scale Farmers in Fayoum Governorate and Water Harvesting and Good Agriculture Practices for Improved Livelihood and Increased and Sustained Production in Matrouh Rain-fed Agricultural Areas will focus on the application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) by small-scale farmers.
The purpose of these actions is to improve the living condition of small-scale farmers, both male and female, in Fayoum Governorate irrigated land and Matrouh rain-fed agricultural areas.
The main activities to be implemented in Fayoum encompass: raising awareness and training farmers on GAPs, efficient water management, soil fertility management, establishment of low-cost greenhouses, and growing horticulture cash crops. While in Matrouh Governorate, the project will construct water harvesting structures and will build the capacities of farmers on GAPs in improving livestock production besides cultivation of olive, fig, almond and barley.
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Promoting Geographic Indication “Typical Products in Matrouh” Initiated by an Introductory Seminar
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