Safe Agriculture for Farmers in Egypt
The Safe Agriculture for Farmers in Egypt (SAFE) project will directly address the quality of life and livelihood security of rural poor farmers in Upper Egypt by addressing environmental degradation and inappropriate and damaging natural resources management practices. SAFE is designed to assist 6.000 farming households to increase their food security and income through ecologically sound agriculture and natural resources management practices.
15 Farmer NGOs are supporting farmers' agriculture and marketing practices and actively advocating for sustainable natural resource management in the three governorates of Upper Egypt.
1.500 farmers in the three governorates of Upper Egypt are managing natural resources sustainably and disseminate information on agro-ecology practices to 4.5ßß neighbouring farmers.
Key project activities include educating male and female farmers on management of natural resources using sound agro-ecology practices, working in partnership with Farmer NGOs to identify and address farmers' needs, and in facilitating the creation of informal farmer networks that can advocate for improved natural resources management practices in Egypt.