The Minister of Agriculture visits the agricultural development projects in Wadi Saaydeh area. He quickly directed the completion of the problems of irrigation and drainage, the development of drinking water stations and supporting farmers with seeds.
Al-Banna: Development projects in Saida Valley aimed at improving the living standards of the beneficiaries and reducing poverty
Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Abdel Moneim El Banna, stressed the speedy completion of agricultural development projects in Wadi Saaideh area in Aswan Governorate and tackling all problems hindering development.
This came during his field visit to the region accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Land Reclamation Affairs, the Head of the Agricultural Research and Desert Research Centers, the Head of the Land Reclamation Sector and the Director of the Land, Water and Environment Research Institute to identify the development projects in the region and identify the problems facing the beneficiaries in the region. Where the Minister of Agriculture visits the region.
During the tour, the Minister of Agriculture met with a number of beneficiaries of different villages in the region to listen to the problems facing them and to emphasize the continuous support of the Ministry to them in order to contribute to sustainable development in the region and raise the standard of living of their children and improve their incomes.
The minister and the accompanying delegation inspected the service projects implemented in this area, which include the children's nursery and the health clinic, where they met with the workers in these services as well as the people of the region to listen to their problems and guidance in finding the necessary solutions.
Guidance to solve problems, expand development processes and support dependents
The Minister of Agriculture quickly solved the problems of drainage and irrigation in Wadi Saayda area, especially in the village of Al-Samaha, where the project was commissioned by the project to improve the land by bulldozers to clear banks in the village to overcome the problem of high water discharge in order to preserve the public health of the beneficiaries of the villages of the region.
Al-Banna stressed the completion of the development of all drinking water stations in the villages of the region and the completion of all necessary to provide clean drinking water to the families of the beneficiaries resident in these villages as well as the restoration and maintenance and equipping of the health clinic and also expand the provision of health care to all villages, pointing to the need to pay attention to children and women through Opening and equipping nurseries and small projects for women.
The Minister stressed the importance of expanding the use of solar energy and advanced irrigation and the implementation of field schools in the fields of animal and plant production, as well as expanding extension, training and awareness in all fields to develop and improve the society and provide job opportunities, as well as vocational training in areas needed by the region and the establishment of small projects With soft loans for women and young people.
The Minister of Agriculture said that the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation will coordinate with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation to solve the irrigation problems faced by farmers in the region as well as the removal of encroachments on the canals and banks, pointing out that during the meeting of the High Coordination Committee between the two ministers will present this problem to work to solve them immediately.
The Minister decided to support the farmers of the region, especially the women who are engaged in crop production for the required crops, as a contribution from the Ministry of Agriculture to help achieve sustainable agricultural development and raise the standard of living of these families.
An open meeting with farmers and residents of the region
The Minister of Agriculture held an open meeting with a number of farmers at the headquarters of the Sustainable Agricultural Investments and Livelihoods Project in Aswan to listen to the problems facing them and to take the necessary decisions to solve them. The project manager was responsible for establishing dairy processing units, Land premiums on farmers, which contribute to the lifting of the burden on them.
Al-Banna pointed out that the ministry through the Sustainable Agricultural Investment Project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has contributed significantly to the development of this region. The project aims to contribute to reducing poverty and increasing the food security of the rural poor, As well as supporting small farmers to increase their incomes, improve their profitability and diversify their livelihoods, and improve the social and economic conditions of the target groups in the project's work areas, including Wadi Saayda and Naqba in Aswan.
He pointed out that the project aims to create strong institutions for small farmers, agricultural production and better marketing, as well as increase the absorptive capacity of employment, development of projects and diversification of income-generating crops, while providing the necessary technical assistance to achieve the maximum benefit as well as livestock development and the construction of an advanced marketing system based on linking marketing associations in the regions Different.
Al-Banna said that the project targets about 40 thousand rural families, including 4170 families in Wadi Al-Saayda and 3233 families in Wadi Al-Naqra area in Aswan, pointing out that the target groups of the project are small farmers, young graduates, rural women and young people in the project areas.
The Minister of Agriculture pointed out that work is being done on the establishment and support of community development associations and the provision of social and physical infrastructure from the establishment of schools, health clinics, youth centers, drinking water supply and alternative energy projects, pointing out that vocational training and project development are also provided to target groups, Qualify them for jobs and then improve income and raise the standard of living.
Al-Banna added that agricultural cooperatives, water user associations and marketing associations are also working to improve irrigation infrastructure, improve drainage, supply agricultural equipment and adopt new and innovative technologies using solar energy and biofuels. The project also focuses on improving crop productivity and supporting livestock through Adopting modern techniques for agricultural practices and providing a better climate.
Directing the expansion of the establishment towards greens and selling to the people at cost
The Minister of Agriculture inspected a model of agriculture with the modern agricultural irrigation system and agriculture without soil for growing vegetables, which was implemented in a short time in cooperation between the Agricultural Research Center and the Land Reclamation Sector, where this model was distributed to all the villages in the region. In fields exposed to the nature of the climate and soil to provide all crops for the people of these villages and achieve the sufficiency of different crops, stressing that the sale of crops to farmers of these villages at cost without any margin of profit to raise the burden on them, Rashad beneficiaries of this type of agriculture, and for those wishing to stay at the lowest possible cost to generate an adequate return on it.
The people of the region welcomed the Minister of Agriculture and his companions with great satisfaction because of his keenness to listen to their problems and guide them to solve them as soon as possible, pointing out that this is the first time an agriculture minister has visited this region and listened to its people.
The area of Wadi Saaydeh in Aswan is one of the new reclamation areas which has been settled by young graduates and small farmers. It includes 6 villages: Al Shahama, Amr Bin Al Aas, Al Iman, Al Samaha, Al Ashraf and Tigers. The total area is 24,993 feddans. The various categories of beneficiaries are small farmers, young graduates, widows and divorcees.
Source: Office of the Media Coordinator of the Ministry