Revolutionizing small-scale farming in Upper Egypt


Egyptian farmers are improving their livelihoods through an MDG-F-financed programme to give small landholders more of a voice in the food production chain. These farmers in Qena Governate have set up an enterprise to dry tomatoes, a major crop in Upper Egypt, and to sell their products directly to consumers, eliminating middlemen who cut into their small profits.
The MDG-F’s SALASEL joint UN programme is supporting six farmers' associations and aims to train 1000 farmers in skills such as agricultural methods and small enterprise management in order to improve their presence in domestic and international markets. A newly-revived processing facility in Beni Sweif Governate has created new jobs and increased the value of agricultural products by 40% in the last two years.

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