Rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt)

Egypt: How the European Union support has helped raise public awareness ending a decades-long crisis in Fayoum

11 December 2019
The rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt) is part of a large programme, the Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP), funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) for a grant of € 21.9 million. EU-…
Craftswomen in Laghouat

Laghouat : highlighted heritage and enhanced rural areas

23 October 2019
Laghouat is located at the heart of the Tell Atlas, this steppe chain which crosses Algeria from east to west, separating the Sahara from the mountain ranges of the North. In this part of Algeria, summers are very dry and locals are used to find refuge under a big tent of goat hair, the "kheima".…
The Palestinian company Al Ard supported by the  European Union

AL ARD becomes the largest Palestinian exporter of olive oil

26 July 2019
The Palestinian company Al Ard received two awards this year as the largest Palestinian exporter of oil and agricultural products. The European Union (EU) has supported the company in its bid to promote the agriculture and export sector, and the aim was to achieve profits for the company and to…
©Carlos Bou Nafeh - The LMT project was funded and supported in part by the EU

“The Lebanon Mountain Trail: the track through the mountains of Lebanon that helped me find my way”

14 June 2019
The life of Rita Becassini, aged 33, was transformed when she was asked to organise a day’s hiking in her home village of Tannourine, as part of the Lebanese Mountain Trail (LMT), the country’s greatest hiking route. This trail runs from the North to the South of Lebanon, passing through 76…
Meryam El Ouafi, GEMS

Using nanotechnology in agriculture: A Moroccan woman is taking the gamble

08 March 2019
Using technological innovations in agriculture: Meryam El Ouafi, co-founder of the GEMS company, is taking the gamble Meryam is based in Agadir, in the Souss region. She is working on a new irrigation process that she wants to market firstly in Morocco and subsequently in sub-Saharan Africa. GEMS…
Professional integration of people with disabilities

Institutional twinning between France and Algeria to promote the professional integration of people with disabilities

25 January 2019
Fostering a paradigm shift towards equal access to the world of work Launched in January 2017, the France-Algeria institutional twinning programme “Support for strengthening the Capacities of the MSNFCF (Ministry for National Solidarity, Family and Women) in their comprehensive strategy for…
جورج الجمال في الحقل

How Georges al-Jammal became the “King of strawberries”

04 June 2018
On the fringes of Northern Lebanon in the Akkar district, on the border with Syria, lies the small village of West Tal-Abbas, drowned in a sea of greenery. Early this morning, Georges al-Jammal, accompanied by fifty workers, was in the fields picking strawberries. In a festival of colour and good…