Preventing Land degr...

Project Details.

Preventing Land degradation due to high salinity

Grantee: Al Nahda Association for Agricultural Development and Water Management
Start Date: 3/2020
End Date: 12/2021

Improving the standard of living of small farmers, and establishing safe and stable communities in some villages affected by soil salinity in the center of Sidi Salem, through the rehabilitation of salinized agricultural lands, making optimal use of them, and incorporating them into a comprehensive agricultural development system based on agricultural and industrial integration.

  • Stop the deterioration of agricultural land by adopting integrated systems for bio-saline agriculture.
  • Introducing the cultivation of non-traditional and salt-tolerant crops and improving and sustaining their productivity.
  • Diversification of the sources of self-sufficiency in grains, and their manufacture in different forms of food.
  • Increasing the utilization of green fodder and preserving it in a processed form (silage) to feed livestock and a source of income.
  • Raising the efficiency of economic and nutritional utilization of dry agricultural residues to feed on them, and to produce organic fertilizers.
  • Increasing the quality of processed animal products, such as dairy products.
  • Increasing the income of farmers in the villages participating in the implementation of the project.
  • Economic and social empowerment of farmers' wives, through small businesses.
  • Increasing the effectiveness of women's participation in spreading and adopting alternative crops.
  • Treating agricultural wastewater to reduce the bad effects of irrigation with wastewater.
  • Improving the quality of degraded lands, preserving the cultivated areas, and reducing the degree of land waste.
  • Providing irrigation water by using low-water consumption, salinity-resistant crops.
  • Proposing new and innovative models for the network of covered agricultural drains fields, to work on solving the drainage problem.

4 villages in Sidi Salem (Al-Qun, Abdel-Dayem, Zubaydah Al-Bahriya, Abu Eleiwa Al-Sharqiya)

The Egyptian Center of Excellence for Biosaline Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural associations in the beneficiary villages
Beneficiaries: 366 farmers (61 directly beneficiary families with an average of 6 members per family), 690 indirectly benefited small farmers, 140 rural women, 45 agricultural extension workers

  • State:

    Kafr El Sheikh

  • Areas of Work:

    Land Degradation