Promotion of Rural Incomes through Market Enhancement Project

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Promotion of Rural Incomes through Market Enhancement Project

The project is designed to be implemented in seven governorates: Qena, Sohag, Assiut, Minya and Beni Seuf in Upper Egypt, and Beheira and Kafr el Sheikh in Lower Egypt.
The target group will include:
  • smallholder households
  • landless labourers with rudimentary education and no access to agricultural land
  • unemployed youth
  • women and female-headed households
  • small- and medium-scale entrepreneurs.

The project's goal is to contribute to the reduction of rural poverty in Egypt. Specifically, it will seek to increase the incomes of 50,000 rural households by integrating them into the agriculture value chain.

In line with the IFAD Strategic Framework 2011-2015 and IFAD's COSOP for Egypt, the programme will focus on project management and coordination, marketing support and rural finance.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
13 December 2011
2011 - 2021
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 108.22 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 71 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 7.55 million
Beneficiaries US$ 17.74 million
Other Domestic US$ 11.93 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Dina Saleh

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Egypt: PRIME Project Design Report Region: Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

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