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.
- 358 small farmers (60 women and 298 men) joined local small farmers’ organizations to protect their individual and collective rights.
- 167 women started agricultural initiatives, including raising chickens, milk separating, breeding cattle and goats, and selling fruits and vegetables.
- 4,288 small farmers (818 women and 3,470 men) had their awareness raised regarding good agricultural practices.
- 609 small farmers (131 women and 478 men) had their awareness raised regarding profitable crop selection.
- 78 technical support visits were carried out in cooperation with research centers and universities.
- 56 new cadre (28 women and 28 men) received technical training.
- 5 marketing contracts were signed between farming cooperatives and private sector companies to link farmers to more profitable markets.
- 470 families of small farmers and breeders participated in veterinary care campaigns in cooperation with the Veterinary Service Authority.