حفلة 2024

Canada grants Egypt CA$10 mln for food security, climate change

Rania Al-Mashat, the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation,  signed an agreement worth CA$10 million with Canadian Ambassador to Cairo Louis Dumas in order to enhance food security efforts and combat climate change.

The ministry announced on Monday, saying that the goals will be achieved through a climate-smart agriculture and agricultural biodiversity project to support the areas most affected by climate chang, especially in the Nile Delta and Upper Egypt.

The programme will be established over a period of four years, from 2023 to 2027, in the governorates of Aswan, Beheira, and Kafr El-Sheikh.

The minister said that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will work with Egypt’s ministries of local development, agriculture, and environment as well as the National Council for Women to implement the project.

The  programme will support 4,536 Egyptian farmers in adapting to climate change as well as boosting their productivity. It will also support biodiversity in around 144 rural areas.

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