FAO in Egypt

Programmes and projects

FAO Priorities in Egypt

Matching FAO’s expertise to Egypt’s development priorities

FAO assistance in Egypt is shaped by the 2018 - 2022 FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF), which is centered on three Government priority areas:

  1. Improved agricultural productivity, focusing on strategies and plans for small-scale dairy production and agricultural extension; regulations and frameworks of sanitary measures; capacity development of R&D on modern technologies for inland and marine aquaculture production; enhancing Information Management Systems for agricultural policies and food security monitoring; and increased capacities in technology transfer.

    Related SDGs: Zero hunger, Responsible consumption and production, and Partnerships for the goals.
  2. Raising the degree of food security in strategic food commodities, by further developing national strategies and plans for food and nutrition security; reducing pre and post-harvest losses; strengthening agricultural cooperatives; supporting public-private policy dialogues; expanding social protection to rural areas, including small-holder farmers and small-scale fisher folks; and encouraging small enterprises for youth and women.

    Related SDGs: No poverty, Zero hunger, Decent work and economic growth, Innovation and infrastructure, and Responsible consumption and production.
  3. Sustainable use of natural agricultural resources, focusing on innovative technologies for water productivity and enhanced climate change adaptation; the water-energy-food nexus and water availability through alternative freshwater sources, water harvesting and use of treated wastewater, and biodiversity management strategies for agriculture.

    Related SDGs: No poverty, Clean water and sanitation, Climate action, and Life on land.

Jointly developed with the Government and other development partners, the CPF reflects relevant priorities in key national development policies, including the Egypt Vision 2030, the Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy, and the National Water Resources Plan.