Development cooperation , 22.10.2017

CEOSS - Sustainable Livelihood and Food Security


Project aims at poverty alleviation and socio-economic development for small farmers that represent one of Egypt's poorest and most vulnerable categories. The project will target small farmers (owning 3 or less feddans of land) in 2 of Egypt's poorest governorates [Qalyoubia and Beni Suef Governorates], where farmers cannot access their rights of the services provided by the governmental institutions. Farmers have no access to information on market needs, most profitable crops or marketing opportunities. The target category also includes a significant number of female headed families and marginalized women who lack skills and capacities and are unable to generate income for their families. A set of tailored initiatives/projects, capacity building and trainings are to be conducted to address the various needs of the target categories to empower them increase their income levels and achieve their domestic food security.The project is to follow the Right Based Approach for development whose main principles are the organization and empowerment of citizens, inclusion of citizens in the available services whether governmental or private and adopting advocacy campaigns to voice needs and activate neglected laws.Community based Committees are to be democratically elected from among the target citizens to represent them in advocating their rights. The democratically elected committees' capacities will be built in various aspects to be able to have the effective and influential role that would enable them to be represented in Farmers Cooperatives (FCs) Farmers will implement agricultural modalities for strategic crops to achieve food security and apply adaptive agricultural techniques such as composting. Furthermore, Female households will implement income generating projects such as breeding high-output strains of goats and poultry, dairy projects or post-harvest segregation and packaging or undertaking food processing. The project will build the capacities of FCs, elected committees and clusters of small farmers on the necessary skills to successfully manage projects and attain food security.

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Democratic participation and civil society 40%
  • Food crop production 40%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 20%

Special target group

  • women
  • youth

Funding channel

The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services



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