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EU helps rural development in Egypt

Mary Fikry Antoun Milad

08 Nov 2015 11:58 pm

A recent t w o – d a y w o r k s h o p h a s been h e l d in Cairo on t h e b e s t a g r i c u l t u r a l p r a c t i c e s f o r d r y l a n d s i n E g y p t . T h e w o r k s h o p w a s o r g a n i s e d b y t h e E u r o p e a n U n i o n J o i n t R u r a l D e v e l o p m e n t P r o g r a m m e ( E U – J R D P ) a n d t h e E u r o p e a n N e i g h b o u r h o o d P r o g r a m m e f o r A g r i c u l t u r e a n d R u r a l D e v e l o p m e n t ( E N P A R D ) .

T h e E u r o p e a n U n i o n a l l o c a t e d s o m e 8 9 5 , 0 0 0 m i l l i o n Euros f o r t h i s p r o j e c t w h i c h w i l l b e i m p l e m e n t e d b y t h e I t a l i a n D e v e l o p m e n t C o o p e r a t i o n i n t h r e e g o v e r n o r a t e s : M a r s a M a t r o u h , F a y o u m a n d M i n y a.
T h e E u r o p e a n i n i t i a t i v e a i m s t o a c h i e v e s u s t a i n a b l e d e v e l o p m e n t i n a g r i c u l t u r e p r o d u c t i o n t h r o u g h f o l l o w i n g t h e b e s t a g r i c u l t u r a l p r a c t i c e s . I t a l s o a i m s t o i n c r e a s e a n d i m p r o v e t h e t y p e s o f m a i n c r o p s a n d l i v e s t o c k i n t h e l a n d s u n t i l the western border of Egypt at S a l o u m .

T h e w o r k s h o p, h e l d u n d e r t h e s u p e r v i s i o n o f t h e M i n i s t r y o f A g r i c u l t u r e a n d L a n d R e c l a m a t i o n a n d M a r s a M a t r o u h g o v e r n o r a t e, d i s c u s s e d g e o r g r a p h i c a l i n d i c a t i o n s , c r o p s — e s p e c i a l l y o l i v e s , f i g a n d d a t e s– a n d l i v e s t o c k m a n a g e m e n t i n d r y l a n d s .

Watani International
8 November 2015


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