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Pilot controlled drainage and subirrigation Egypt

In October a mission to Egypt was carried out to prepare a pilot on controlled drainage in the Nile valley (Beni Suef) and the delta of the Nile (Sharkia and Kafr el Sheikh.

Land Water Food Consult got an assignment of Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). Raising the grond water table has the potential to increase yields and improve incomes of farmers. The ground water level needs to optimised, depending on specific crop needs. Talking with farmers one day and involving high level officials the other day. Start of participatory processes. Great experience, translating principles of climate smart agriculture in concrete farming practices. hashtagRaising awareness from the early beginning. Farmers interested in properties of the hashtagsoil and eager to improve their irrigation management. Promoting system approach linking water-soil-crop production with support of Eurofins Agro.

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Composing solutions

Solving complex issues surrounding food production is like composing music. Working as a team of experts can make for a resounding success. This requires skill, a good plan and a clear goal. And natural affinity with farmers and other parties active in rural areas.

There are many factors that determine whether the crop in an agricultural area is successful. The dependence on the whims of the weather, the market and politics make food systems vulnerable. Climate change reinforces this effect. In this complex forum farmers are trying to find a way. Governments set the policy context, promote research and stimulate growth. That is easier said than done. Many plans are little more than pipe dreams. Land Water Food makes climate adaptation concrete and feasible. Soil, water and food systems are connected to an integrated and sustainable approach. Working on operational goals, an action perspective for farmers and other stakeholders. Land Water Food bridges the gap between policy and the agricultural reality. It brings together experts to work with you on an approach with impact! So, why not you?

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Training programme Egypt granted by Nuffic

28 November 2020

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