The GoE prioritizes rural development and rural transformation as a critical thematic sector to its sustainable development strategy. Precisely, building resilience and assuring livelihood support to the marginalized majority by scaling up rural development, will translate to a more widespread and inclusive growth, steadily narrowing down the poverty gap.
WFP collaborates with the GoE through the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) on 'Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region'. Through a holistic approach that supported farmers' livelihoods, built their resilience and, on communal level, boosting the village's overall production capacity.
WFP collaborates with the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), to strengthen the smallholder farmers’ and Bedouin communities’ capacity to adapt to climatic changes and improve agricultural productivity especially in the poorest villages in the governorates of Aswan, Luxor, Sohag, Qena and Assiut.
Enhanced livelihoods entail improvements to current livelihoods and diversify economic opportunities to earn a living, such as linking farmers and women entrepreneurs to new markets. The GOE is engaging with WFP in innovative and highly successful and impactful livelihood support among selected vulnerable communities in Upper Egypt. These activities include: The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, and Micro-lending management training.