Social, Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

In the period 2011-2013 the EU funded SEARCH project implemented activities to increase social, agricultural and ecological resilience in the face of climate change and other drivers of change in Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. The lessons learned and experienced obtained have been brought together in a toolkit.

The innovative aspect of the project is threefold. Firstly it makes the concept of resilience more concrete by looking into its four components: diversity, infrastructure, self-organization and learning. Secondly it recognizes in all aspects that climate change is just one among many factors that especially cause stress on societies in least developed regions. Last but not least, the toolkit that was prepared in the frame of the project provides practical tools for using the theoretical concept ‘resilience’ to integrate climate change adaptation not only in national strategies but also in the strategies and plans at local and watershed levels. The toolkit  clearly demonstrates the flows of activities under each practical step for developing resilience and how the different steps are interlinked to deliver the overall integrated plan and its implementation.

The toolkit can support all those involved in the design of resilience initiatives in the sectors of Agriculture, Water and Natural Resource Management by providing step-by-step guidance. The toolkit is designed for the use in planning and dialogue within and between local, intermediate and national levels. However, elements of the toolkit are appropriate for use in stand-alone activities within a single municipality, district, governorate, or region.

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RKNOW Project (Regional KNOWledge Network on Water Energy and Food Nexus)

Overall Objective: to create a network in order to provide knowledge around Water, Energy and Food Nexus, among policy makers and practitioners, national and regional organizations, local communities and CBOs, etc. 

Nexus Definition: The Nexus approach integrates management and governance across sectors and scales, with the goal of achieving water security, sustainable energy and food security to reduce hunger and improve livelihoods, under the stress factors of population growth, urbanization, economic stability situation, climate change, etc.. 

Approach: A Nexus approach addresses the water, energy and food as resources and in the meantime as sectors for coordination.  Interventions are at three directions; i) Governance, ii) Economic instruments, and iii) Environment.  This would pave the way to policy coherence, equitable utilization of resources, resource efficiency, resilient communities and ecosystems, environmental conservation and sustainable development. 

Scope: Provide information and case studies about water, food and energy Nexus; approaches and Perspectives; to create a paradigm shift towards sustainable growth; socially, economically and environmentally.

The GI project is participating in SAHARA exhibition, 16-19/9/2018

“Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for Sustainable Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh” Project has participated in the 31st International Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East (Sahara), held from )16th -19th) September 2018 at the Egyptian Center for International Exhibitions in Cairo. Sahara Exhibition attendees included, Representatives from EU-JRDP, Project Partners and different public.
The exhibition has shown a great success so it is our pleasure to thank all who contributed to this event for their precious efforts.

Start of the operational activities of the project in Fayoum and Minya with the participants of the stakeholders from Fayoum, Minya and the EU-JRDP.

The Inception workshop was conducted in Minya on 16th April 2018, and it was attended by 62 participants (12 Female – 50 Male) including Eng. Abdul Aati Siddiq the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Samy Zaki Shenouda the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Irrigation, Eng. Hisham Moawad from the Minya Governorate, DR. Hussain Rafaat from EU-JRDP, and  Dr. Amr Abdel Majeed from CEDARE.

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Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for Sustainable Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh

The EU Joint Rural Development Programme and the Italian Development cooperation, funded project, “Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for e Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh”, which aims to increase sustainability and marketing opportunities of agricultural products in Matrouh by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on Geographic Indication (GI) and improve livelihood of the rural communities. The project responds to 2 of the main thematic priorities that guide CEDARE’s development plan. Firstly, environment and development for human well-being and secondly, utilizing environmental resources as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

      

Improved Solid Waste Management and Health Services in Ezbet Allam – El Khosoos City – Qalyubeya Governorate

GIZ funded project comprises a number of inter-related and mutually supporting interventions that aim at improving living conditions of the urban poor residing in Ezbet Allam-El KKhoussous City, especially for youth and women. The action embodies interventions to improve solid waste management (SWM) service inside the target area by augmenting capacity of the service contractor with an additional equipment that will increase collection and disposal efficiency and frequency.

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Regional Knowledge Network on Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus (R-KNOW)

falgCEDARE is one of the main partners in the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW), lead by IUCN. R-Know is a regional project funded by the European Union (2013-2016). The project is being implemented in five countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco and Egypt). R-KNOW aims to influence policy and decision-making processes as a means to enhance good governance and policy coherence for sustainable development.

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