The Sustainable Agricultural Development Component recognizes that the link between environmental and sustainable agricultural and rural development (SARD), enhancing food security, generating employment opportunities and reducing poverty is a central issue for achieving economic and social development in Egypt.
The overall objective of the Component is to contribute to achieving sustainable agricultural development as an important component of integrated rural development, with a focus on income generating activities, to simultaneously face the challenges of food and nutrition security and reducing poverty.
The Sustainable Agricultural Development Component is supported by The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) and is implemented through close collaboration with a network of partners representing Government and Private sector institutes. Our partners over the years have included The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Ministry of International Cooperation, Ministry of Local Development, Qena Governorate, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, UNDP, Agricultural Research Center, General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD), Zagazig University, Ain Shams University, University of South Valley, National Planning Institute, Social Fund for Development, International Center for Fish in Abbassa, and over 20 Community Development Associations in Qena. In addition, the Activities of the component are implemented through the direct contribution of nearly 14 highly specialized and experienced Egyptian Experts, in addition to a committed team from the Governorate and the Directorate of Agriculture in Qena. Dr. Ashraf El Ghannam was assigned by H. E. The Minister of Agriculture to be the focal point for ENID in the Ministry of Agriculture.
At its inception in 2012, the component had the set the targets of creating at least 890 direct employability skills training opportunities (33% for women), and at least 470 direct job opportunities (68% for women). To date, ENID’s Sustainable Agricultural Development component has managed to exceed its targets, creating more than 700 employment opportunities and more than 2600 training opportunities to farmers and local staff in Upper Egypt.
The Sustainable Agricultural Development Component contributes to achieving 3 outcomes for ENID, namely, Outcome 1: Increase Income in Upper Egypt; Outcome 2: Improved Food Security in Upper Egypt; and Outcome 4: Enhanced Knowledge and Strengthened Networks for Local Economic Development.
There are 10 outputs to be achieved to contribute to these 3 outcomes.
Team Leader: Dr. Dyaa Abdou