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“Project: Food for the Future: Building
Sustainable Networks and Unleashing the
Entrepreneurial Potential in Farming
Commu...
Context
Challenges for Agriculture in Egypt
A. Poverty: 20% is below the national poverty line & another 20% of are near poor. Thi...
Strategic goals of the project
1) To promote the concept of Green Entrepreneurship, addressing
environmental and social ch...
Climate - Smart
Agriculture
Entrepreneurship
• Developing quinoa value
chain in Egypt
• Sustainable Networks
• Food Securi...
Project linked to HSBC sustainability pillars (1)
Sustainable Networks Low carbon economy Sustainable supply chains
To cre...
Entrepreneurship
Project linked to HSBC sustainability pillars (2)
Employability and financial capability
This project wil...
Three project components
Development of quinoa value chain in Egypt
• Development & implementation of business model
• Dev...
Shalateen
Quseer
New Valley
QUINOA
Salicornia
Locations in Egypt
where the Quinoa and
Salicornia
components will be
implem...
1. Development of Quinoa value chain in Egypt
16
11
13
11
7
3
7
10
7
PROTEIN CONTENT (%)
Why Quinoa?
International Quinoa market
Task 1.1: Conduct stakeholder’s workshop to design the quinoa value chain
-Explore the current state of quinoa value chain...
Activity 1: Development and design of a comprehensive business model for
establishing a quinoa value chain
Task 1.3: Condu...
Task 2.1: Upgrade of the existing seed production unit
Purchase and install new quinoa machine for seed cleaning and proce...
Task 2.4: Assist farmers to develop the organic quinoa production system
Elaborate required procedures and documents for o...
Task 3.1: Develop with women cooperatives and association quinoa-based
products that fit to the local context
Develop quin...
Task 3.4: Organization of quinoa promotion activities such as fairs to showcase
quinoa based-products
Organization of fair...
2. Salicornia production trials at the
Red Sea Governorate
Salicornia bigelovii: a multi-purpose crop
Fresh vegetable Pickled vegetable
Livestock feed Biofuel
Salicornia bigelovii: a multi-use halophyte
By Cylphine Dresdine
Seed and biomass yield
The maximum seed yield was 2 t/ha
Maximum values for fresh biomass yield/m2 achieved
after irrigati...
Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Program
Salicornia-based products
Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Program
Rock samphire smoked
tilapia with quinoa
Jelly of Sali...
Parameters of Analysis Salicornia
bigelovii
Aquabrine
(field)
Salicornia
bigelovii
RO-brine
(field)
Salicornia
bigelovii
A...
Outputs & Activities
Output 1: Introduction of six high-yielding genotypes and best practices for optimal productivity in ...
3. Integrated aqua-agriculture:
Transforming Waste to Profit – Pilot
capacity building program on
integrated farming in UAE
The project aims to develop a training program for farmers, farm workers and
extension officers in UAE, focusing on four m...
ICBA activities
-Develop notes, presentations tailor-made to address
farmers’ and farm workers’ needs
-Provide videos in s...
ICBA team
Diletta Ciolina
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Asad Qureshi
Water and Irrigation
Management Scientist
Ahmed ...
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Food for the Future: Building Sustainable Networks and Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential in Farming Communities living in marginal areas in Egypt

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Presentation by Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, Halophyte Agronomist,
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai United Arab Emirates

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Food for the Future: Building Sustainable Networks and Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential in Farming Communities living in marginal areas in Egypt

  1. 1. “Project: Food for the Future: Building Sustainable Networks and Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential in Farming Communities living in marginal areas in Egypt” Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, Halophyte Agronomist, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai United Arab Emirates www.biosaline.org
  2. 2. Context
  3. 3. Challenges for Agriculture in Egypt A. Poverty: 20% is below the national poverty line & another 20% of are near poor. This affects mainly those people working in the agricultural sector that represents around 40% of the Egyptian workforce. B. Water Scarcity: Egypt will reach the threshold of absolute scarcity 500 m3/capita/year soon, considering the population projections by 2030 (137 million). D. Soil degradation / erosion: wind erosion; fragile ecosystem; scarcity of vegetation cover; severe droughts; not proper water and soil management Source: https://www.sekem.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/the-future-of-agriculture-in-egypt.pdf C. Limited productive lands: Egypt has a total land area of approximately 1 million km2 or the equivalent of 238 million feddans. Most of it is desert and only 5.5% is inhabited.
  4. 4. Strategic goals of the project 1) To promote the concept of Green Entrepreneurship, addressing environmental and social challenges through the realization of agri-business ideas that have a positive impact on the natural environment and are financially and socially sustainable for the farming communities. 2) To support the targeted farming communities in establishing their own agri-businesses, which will provide them with stable source of income, employment opportunities, contributing in their economic growth (rural MSMEs) 3) To promote sustainable management of natural resources by bringing back into production degraded lands and utilizing alternative sources of water in order to conserve the limited freshwater resources.
  5. 5. Climate - Smart Agriculture Entrepreneurship • Developing quinoa value chain in Egypt • Sustainable Networks • Food Security • Helping the economy • Saving fresh water • Beneficiaries: 5250 Integrated agri- aquaculture (Transforming waste to profit) • Capacity Building • Low Carbon Economy • Entrepreneurship • Sustainable Networks • Beneficiaries: 272 • A much higher number of people is expected to use the smart application technology Unconventional farming approaches in salt-affected regions • Food Security • Saving fresh water • Sustainable Networks • Employability and Financial capability • Making profit in degraded areas • Beneficiaries: 1,000 The project’s Program
  6. 6. Project linked to HSBC sustainability pillars (1) Sustainable Networks Low carbon economy Sustainable supply chains To create a well-informed and skilled workforce that can properly implement agricultural activities in desert environments to enhance the sustainability of the farms pursuing: a healthy environment, economic prosperity, vibrant value chains, and social wellbeing in marginal environments To promote low-carbon practices in agriculture in desert areas, including the recovery of degraded (salt- affected) areas; utilization of desert lands for agriculture; principles of integrated crop management, organic agriculture; integrated systems that combine agri- aquaculture; crop diversification for better agro-ecosystem balance. Developing the entire value chain of quinoa locally – from production and post-harvest processing to transformation and marketing – will reduce both supply chain costs and environmental implications. Linking farmers and women’s cooperatives directly with the markets will make it possible to increase the incomes of the latter by avoiding unnecessary intermediaries and catalyze sustainable economic growth of the rural communities targeted by the project.
  7. 7. Entrepreneurship Project linked to HSBC sustainability pillars (2) Employability and financial capability This project will enable smallholder farmers to generate substantial income by cultivating a high-value crop. It will also create employment and income-generating opportunities for women, young people and other stakeholders in related value chain activities, including seed production, quinoa transformation, manufacturing of quinoa processing machines, etc. The training that will be provided as part of this project will help people to develop the entrepreneurial skills they need to thrive in the modern economy and manage their financial resources effectively. The marketing specialists / business developers involved in the project will train farmers in market strategies and business tools that can increase their farms’ profitability. Learning tools for farmers to raise and expand market access.
  8. 8. Three project components Development of quinoa value chain in Egypt • Development & implementation of business model • Development of a seed production unit for quinoa • Capacity building Salicornia production trials in Egypt • Establishment of Salicornia • Assessment of demand • Farmers’ training Training on integrated farming in UAE • Training videos translated in Urdu, Arabic for farm workers • Smart applications
  9. 9. Shalateen Quseer New Valley QUINOA Salicornia Locations in Egypt where the Quinoa and Salicornia components will be implemented
  10. 10. 1. Development of Quinoa value chain in Egypt
  11. 11. 16 11 13 11 7 3 7 10 7 PROTEIN CONTENT (%) Why Quinoa?
  12. 12. International Quinoa market
  13. 13. Task 1.1: Conduct stakeholder’s workshop to design the quinoa value chain -Explore the current state of quinoa value chain in New Valley -Discuss the needs and requirements to upgrade the existing quinoa value chain -Identify gaps and weaknesses of the existing quinoa value chain and develop a plan to address them -Discuss the project workplan and implementation -Identify project beneficiaries willing to participate including farmers and women cooperatives…etc. Task 1.2: Elaborate economic analysis of quinoa cultivation in Egypt - Meeting with key farmers to evaluate the following: -Production cost including: soil preparation, labor, weeding, irrigation, harvest and seed processing - Farmgate and market price - Conduct economic analysis of different scenarios (business as usual, mechanized, optimized…etc) using Monte Carlo and sensitivity analysis Activity 1: Development and design of a comprehensive business model for establishing a quinoa value chain
  14. 14. Activity 1: Development and design of a comprehensive business model for establishing a quinoa value chain Task 1.3: Conduct marketing study to assess demand on quinoa products Assessment of quinoa availability and price in the Egyptian market: Surveys, interviews Demand analysis of quinoa-based product in Egypt: Questionnaires, online, social networks…etc. Development of quinoa pricing, distribution and communication strategy Develop a new quinoa brand for new valley Task 1.4: Development of practical guide for quinoa farming
  15. 15. Task 2.1: Upgrade of the existing seed production unit Purchase and install new quinoa machine for seed cleaning and processing Task 2.2: Introduction of high yielding quinoa varieties Conduct on-farm trials to evaluate their performance and productivity Test different sowing dates, densities and cropping practices Task 2.3: Introduce quinoa field production and seed processing equipment Introduce quinoa seeder, harvesting machine Activity 2: Development of a seed production system for most performing quinoa varieties
  16. 16. Task 2.4: Assist farmers to develop the organic quinoa production system Elaborate required procedures and documents for organic certification according to EU and Egyptian laws. Introduce farmers to organic farming practices and principles Task 2.5: Conduct training sessions about quinoa production best practices Develop training packages about quinoa production and processing Deliver training about best practices for quinoa production and valorization Conduct hand-on training about quinoa-based food preparation Activity 2: Development of a seed production system for most performing quinoa varieties
  17. 17. Task 3.1: Develop with women cooperatives and association quinoa-based products that fit to the local context Develop quinoa recipes adapted to local context Develop standardized method for quinoa-based food preparation Task 3.2: Support women cooperative and start-ups to develop income generating activities Support women cooperatives and start-ups with quinoa processing tools (shelling machine, washing machine…etc) Support women cooperatives and start-ups with quinoa transformation material and equipment needed to prepare quinoa-based foods Task 3.3: Assisting women cooperatives and start-ups to implement HACCP and quality control system Prepare guidelines and requirements for HACCP and quality control system Deliver training to beneficiaries about food quality and safety control system Activity 3: Implementation of the quinoa value chain business model
  18. 18. Task 3.4: Organization of quinoa promotion activities such as fairs to showcase quinoa based-products Organization of fairs to showcase quinoa food products Organization of cuisine workshop inviting influencers foodists and media Disseminate and communicate the project outputs to rise awareness and promote for quinoa Activity 3: Implementation of the quinoa value chain business model
  19. 19. 2. Salicornia production trials at the Red Sea Governorate
  20. 20. Salicornia bigelovii: a multi-purpose crop Fresh vegetable Pickled vegetable Livestock feed Biofuel
  21. 21. Salicornia bigelovii: a multi-use halophyte By Cylphine Dresdine
  22. 22. Seed and biomass yield The maximum seed yield was 2 t/ha Maximum values for fresh biomass yield/m2 achieved after irrigation with brackish water. Potential green biomass values could range from 120-140 t/ha. Chemical analysis of Salicornia seeds (oil, protein, saponins content) Salicornia bigelovii populations GW: 20 dS/m SW: 55 dS/m Protein content Crude Oil content Crude Saponins Content MI GW 31.7 30 0.9 SW 27.3 24 1.6 SP GW 30.4 21 2.5 SW 30.9 18 2.7 GA GW 30.9 16 1.3 SW 28.8 19 1.2 KS-10 GW 30.6 12 2.8 SW 30.6 15 2.1 KS-11 GW 31.6 13 1.5 SW 28.4 16 1.6 KS-19 GW 29.7 4.8 1.7 SW 30.4 13 1.6
  23. 23. Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Program
  24. 24. Salicornia-based products Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Program Rock samphire smoked tilapia with quinoa Jelly of Salicornia Salicornia and rock samphire bread Crackers of Salicornia and rock samphire
  25. 25. Parameters of Analysis Salicornia bigelovii Aquabrine (field) Salicornia bigelovii RO-brine (field) Salicornia bigelovii Aquaponics Salicornia europaea Aquaponics Energy 23 26 19 16 Fat 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 Saturated Fats <DL <DL 0.1 0.1 Mono-Unsaturated Fats <DL 0.1 0.1 0.1 Poly-Unsaturated Fats 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 trans Fats <DL <DL <DL <DL Carbohydrates (total) 5.3 5.9 3.8 2.7 Total Sugars 2.3 2.9 1.9 0.8 Proteins 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 Total Dietary Fibre 3.5 3.6 2.8 3.0 Sodium (Na) 0.9503 0.9922 0.8106 0.10389 Ash (total) 4.5 4.1 3.9 5.7 Moisture 89.8 89.6 91.8 90.9 Potassium (K) 0.16956 0. 14726 0.2219 0.11557 Vitamin D (Calciferol) <DL <DL <DL <DL Cholesterol <DL <DL <DL <DL Iron (Fe) 0.00029 0.00039 0.00039 0.00044 Calcium (Ca) 0.124651 0.120202 0.113611 0.121356 Vitamin A (free Retinol) <DL <DL <DL <DL L- ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) <DL 0.00413 0.0059 0.00295 Arsenic (As) <DL <DL <DL <DL Cadmium (Cd) <DL <DL <DL <DL Lead (Pb) <DL <DL <DL <DL Mercury (Hg) <DL <DL <DL <DL Chromium (Cr) <DL <DL <DL <DL Magnesium (Mg) 0.09866 0.07717 0.0704 0.08983 Manganese (Mn) 0.00043 0.00025 0.00035 0.00076
  26. 26. Outputs & Activities Output 1: Introduction of six high-yielding genotypes and best practices for optimal productivity in the selected locations Establish pilot Salicornia farms and introduce best soil and water management practices Study the chemical composition of Salicornia at different growth stages for various uses (human consumption and animal forage) Equip farmers with tools for Salicornia harvesting, processing and storage Output 2: Training program developed for the sustainable implementation of Salicornia cultivation Develop appropriate training packages to build the necessary capacity along the Salicornia value chain, including that of farmers (in production), extension workers (in provision of extension services to farmers), input suppliers (in provision of seeds and equipment), women’s cooperatives (in post-harvest processing and value addition) and traders (in marketing). Output 3: Development of a comprehensive business model for a Salicornia value chain Identify and engage value chain actors Develop Salicornia-based products taking into account local food preferences Develop marketing and pricing strategies Introduce and scale up the business model in targeted areas
  27. 27. 3. Integrated aqua-agriculture: Transforming Waste to Profit – Pilot capacity building program on integrated farming in UAE
  28. 28. The project aims to develop a training program for farmers, farm workers and extension officers in UAE, focusing on four main thematic areas: 1) Soil and water management, 2) Crops and halophytes management, 3) Aquaculture, and 4) Marketing strategies and business development. Training in the first three topics will be targeted to all three groups mentioned above, whereas the fourth one will be targeted to entrepreneur farmers and extension officers. All the participants are going to have hands-on farm experience by getting involved in several field activities as outlined. Apart from notes and presentations, short, concise and informative videos will be developed that will be available in three languages: Urdu, Arabic and English. Training component
  29. 29. ICBA activities -Develop notes, presentations tailor-made to address farmers’ and farm workers’ needs -Provide videos in source formats with English & Arabic voice over -Ensure workers have access to the Internet for the onboarding sessions and other relevant materials
  30. 30. ICBA team Diletta Ciolina Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Asad Qureshi Water and Irrigation Management Scientist Ahmed El-Naggar Soil management scientist Khalil Ammar Hydrology/Hydrogeology Scientist Evelyn Gope Project officer Dionysia Angeliki Lyra Halophyte Agronomist Abdelaziz Hirich Horticulture Scientist Hayatullah Ahmadzai Post-doc: Agricultural Economist Henda Al-Mahmoudi Plant Physiologist Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle Post-doc: Quinoa expert Showkat Nabi Rather Journalism and Media Outreach Specialist Abdumutalib Begmuratov Communication Specialist

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