CEOSS’ Agriculture programs, as part of the local development unit, aim to improve the quality of life of small farmers, breeders, and fishermen in the governorates of Minya, Beni Suif, and Qalubyia. Through the development of rural areas and the empowerment of small farmers, breeders, and fishermen, communities are able to achieve positive social change, environmental standards, and build stronger societies.
- 125 small farmers (33 man and 92 women) joined local small farmers’ associations.
- 141 women started agricultural initiatives including breeding chickens, milk separating, breeding goats and sheep, and selling fruits and vegetables.
- 584 small farmers (531 men and 53 women) had their capacities built regarding sustainable farming practices and marketing the crops.
- 891 small farmers participated in awareness raising trainings addressing good agricultural practices.
- 16 marketing contracts were signed links small farmers’ associations with the private sector and farming cooperatives to help small farmers have better access to competitive markets.