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Upper Egypt Rural Development Project


Titre : Upper Egypt Rural Development Project

Pays : Egypt

Approval date : 14/12/2006

Organisme d’exécution : Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the Social Fund for Development

Durée : 2007 - 2015

Initiating institution : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Finalité et objectifs
Specific objectives are to empower rural poor people to create sustained employment and increase their income. The project will support small enterprise development, particularly through microfinance and partnerships with commercial banks. And by supporting research and extension, it will work to help small farmers achieve higher returns per unit of land and water.

With the encouragement and support of the project, participants will form community-based associations, including farmers’ associations and craftworkers’ marketing associations. The associations will have an important role in implementing project activities, including : identifying and prioritizing local development needs  ; supporting market linkages and supply chain analysis ; providing technical advisory services ; promoting joint or individual investment in small and microenterprises ; disseminating marketing information ; procuring inputs

The project will give particular emphasis to gender issues. It will give women the support they need to form marketing associations for livestock and handicraft production, and it will ensure that they have a voice in project activities and decisions.

Informations financières
Approved IFAD loan : US$15.2 million
Approved IFAD grant : US$952,000
Contribution of borrower : US$3.7 million
Total programme cost : US$19.8 million

Présentation : IFAD

President’s report

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