Spain-funded UN project seeks to aid Egyptian farmers

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is considering a US$7.5 million agricultural project in Upper Egypt that would be funded by the Spanish government in cooperation with the United Nations.

The announcement was made during a conference on Tuesday that was attended by figures from the industrial, trade, and agricultural sectors who discussed ways to improve the conditions of junior farmers and enable them to promote their products both on local and international markets. It also discussed strategies to provide direct support to farmers, including training, technical support and workshops.

Four UN organizations will take part in the implementation of the project: The United Nations Development Program, the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development, UN Women and the International Labor Organization.

The project seeks to enhance the quality of agriculture in Upper Egypt as a way to counter poverty in the region.

Edited translation from MENA

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