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.
- 2504 small farmers (1670 men and 834 women) joined local small farmers’ associations.
- 297 women started agriculture initiatives including breeding chickens, milk separating, breeding goats and cattle, and selling fruits and vegetables.
- 8566 small farmers (7075 men and 1491 women) had their capacities built regarding sustainable farming practices and marketing their crops.
- 904 visits were conducted by research centers and universities to provide technical support for small farmers and small farmers’ associations.
- 26 marketing contracts were signed between small farmers’ associations and the private sector to increase small farmers’ abilities to market their crops.
- 206 members of the technical cadre (174 men and 32 women) received specialized technical training to help implement sustainable farming practices.
- 1408 small farmers (1006 men and -402 women) benefited from technical seminars.
- 1073 small farmers (815 men and 258 women) benefited from marketing seminars.
- 272 breeders participated in veterinary care clinics organized in cooperation with the Veterinary Service Authority.