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.
- 2647 small farmers (1731 men and 916 women) joined local small farmers’ associations.
- 439 women started agricultural projects including raising chickens, milk separating, greeting goats and sheep, and selling fruits and vegetables.
- 12753 small farmers (10566 men and 2098 women) had their capacities build regarding sustainable farming practices and marketing their crops.
- 1591 visits were conducted be research centers and universities to provide technical support services for small farmers and small farmers’ associations.
- 27 contracts were signed between local small farmers’ associations and private sector companies to increase marketing opportunities for small farmers.
- 429 members of the technical cadre (225 men and 204 women) acquired technical skills for applying sustainable farming practices.
- 2617 farmers (1591 men and 1026 women) benefited from technical seminars.
- 1344 farmers (1037 men and 307 women) benefited from marketing seminars.
- 677 breeders benefited from the efforts of a veterinary care campaign organized in cooperation with the Veterinary Service Authority.