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Transformation to low carbon agrifood value chains in Egypt

Lessons from the Sustainable Agriculture Investments and Livelihoods project

This study presents opportunities for transformation to low carbon agrifood value chains through scaling up successful climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices. The study draws upon data from 173 Farmer Field Schools (FFS) conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as part of the IFAD-funded ‘Sustainable Agriculture Investments and Livelihoods’ (SAIL) Project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) in Egypt.

Latest publications

One Health training manual

One Health (OH) is an emerging innovative approach that aims to promote collaboration and coordination among health sectors to address health threats at the human–animal–environment interface including zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In view of this, Egypt has early embraced the OH approach for effective mitigation of emerging zoonotic diseases, especially following the avian influenza crisis, through promoting the 4-way linking and further establishment of the OH technical advisory group (OH-TAG) as well as disease-specific technical working groups (TWGs). The training manual will be used as a national reference document for sensitizing health professionals on the concept and application of the OH approach for tackling zoonotic diseases and AMR in a coordinated manner, by providing specific examples of joint actions for implementation by the ministries in charge of human health, animal health and environmental health.

Modernization of irrigation techniques

To improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt

The flyer provides information about the project on modernization of irrigation techniques to improve the livelihoods of smallholders in Upper Egypt. It describes the project's objectives, outputs, geographic coverage, partners and highlights some updates. The project works towards achieving increased crop yields per unit of irrigation water used over time and improved income generation and employment in Assiut, Sohag and Qena Governorates through the promotion of: (i) tested and validated land use consolidation (LUC) approaches, modern irrigation technologies and climate-smart water management (CSWM) practices to men and women smallholder farmers affected by increasing water shortages, soil infertility and plant pests and diseases; and (ii) micro and small agrifood enterprises (MSEs) adding value to and marketing surplus irrigated food production.

Success stories

Enhancing crop and livestock production and productivity in new lands of Kafr El sheikh, Beni Sueif, Menya and Aswan Governerates through the adoption of innovative climate-resilient agricultural practices and technologies

his success stories booklet showcases the importance of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) in changing the livelihooods of farmers (women, youth and men), and illustrates how it saved water and positively changed farmers’ attitudes towards modern irrigation methods, aligning with the Egyptian Government's plans to increase water use efficiency in agriculture. It also shows how FFS increased farmer solidarity, supported community resilience, and fostered cooperation, dialogue, and conflict management among farmers, leading to consensus decisions. They also empowered women through participation in dialogue and decision-making.

Water productivity in agriculture

Purpose of the brochure is to raise awareness of project beneficiaries, partners, media representatives and different donors about the objectives and activities of the project on "Enhancement of water productivity in agriculture".

Egypt: Project Highlights - OSRO/EGY/102/CAN

The Government of Canada contributed USD 2 174 100 to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to improve the food security and nutrition