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.
- 1,498 small farmers (217 women and 1,281 men) joined local small farmers’ organizations to protect their individual and collective rights.
- 213 women started agricultural initiatives, including raising chickens, milk separating, breeding cattle and goats, and selling fruits and vegetables.
- 2,131 small farmers (351 women and 1,780 men) had their awareness raised regarding good agricultural practices.
- 3,547 small farmers (1,336 women and 2,211 men) had their awareness raised regarding profitable crop selection.
- 304 technical support visits were carried out in cooperation with research centers and universities.
- 20 marketing contracts were signed between farming cooperatives and private sector companies to link farmers to more profitable markets.
- 1,246 families of small farmers and breeders participated in veterinary care campaigns in cooperation with the Veterinary Service Authority.