is a Non-Governmental Organization “NGO” founded in 2001
as a committee affiliated to one of the first farmer's
association created by CARE International in Fayoum, through a
team of young promising and multi-expertise in El- Basionia area
- Fayoum, who gained considerable experience of training
provided by the project of the agricultural information for
export (AgReform) implemented through CARE International.
As a direct result of success and excellence in the
dissemination of thought of organic farming in the region
through seminars, workshops and awareness campaigns which was
one of its most important results the cultivation and exporting
of several crops, that was encouraged to attract a group of
researchers and experts in the field of organic agriculture to
cooperate with the team to create a distinct entity to be the
center for the disseminate the concept of organic farming from
Fayoum Governorate throughout Egypt.
The first way:
using crop residues
and animal wastes for making organic
The second way:
Using some types of residues to produce handicraft products
such as palm trees residues in general, through it, we are
working to clean up the environment from the wastes which if
left it on the aspects of the farms , it will become nests for
harmful insects and pests.
added another field related to organic Farming and
environmental handicrafts, which is eco-tourism, where it
organizes routes for eco-tourism in Fayoum governorate to
make the Eco tourist enjoy seeing the elements of :
fabulous nature for a day or two days to visit natural
reserves, tourism attractions and areas of concentrations of
environmental handicrafts, in the end of the tour they go to
visit the environmental village, which is an organic farm
to enjoy eating traditional foods in the middle of
breathtaking nature of Fayoum countryside.
And consequently, we find that FAODA working through
so-called triangle of tourism development, which its base is
its two sides are
FAODA obtained its official registration no. 519/2003 in
FAODA is distinguished by:
Formation of an internal inspection team for organic farms under
the supervision of an international body inspection which is the
Egyptian Center of Organic Agriculture (ECOA).
Establishing a department for inspection and monitoring of the
organically registered farms through the list of basic system
compatible with European quality standards which following the
law of European Union for organic farming EC 834/2007 and for
the inspection of organic farms registered in FAODA and
educate farmers on the best methods of agro organic, including
biological control, as well as the extension 889 on the
applications of agro organic law.
Establishing a special department for guidance, extension and
technical support for definition of the farmers of the
importance of organic farming, training them on organic farming
methods, manufacturing of organic fertilizers (compost), how to
manage natural resources and how to get a high quality product.
Establishing a special department for marketing and quality
control which doing the export contracts, local marketing,
agricultural contracts and Supervising the collection and
processing, packaging, transporting and trading.
all the requirements of
according to international standards, after
doing the necessary field experiments in the
Permanently and continuously searching for alternatives of
chemicals and pesticides, which working on the continuous
support of the members to know the latest and most efficient
types of alternatives.
adopts many of the general issues affecting the agricultural
community and natural resources, such as covering drains,
lining the canals and water channels and disposal of
FAODA Offering trainings for girls and women on
environmental handicrafts through a professional technical
support team, improving their products and helping them in
Support registration, certification and inspection of farms and
Train farmers on organic agriculture techniques.
Provide organic and bio inputs.
Marketing and export of horticultural crops, medicinal and
aromatic plants, Bees
products and hand crafts products.
Preparing and implementing a package of training programmes in
the areas of (Organic Agriculture - Handicrafts-Institutional
capacity development and Eco hand crafts).
Agricultural extension by applying the correct agricultural
practices (seminars, field visits -experimental).
Conduct awareness programmes to target groups (students and
Implement women empowerment's projects (handicrafts-micro
credit-maternal and child health).
Provide marketing services with application of fair trade
Conduct researches and studies on organic agriculture,
environment and eco hand crafts.
Implement the rights of the child and supporting the capacity of
civil society organizations in child protection.
Raise awareness of the important of returning the culture of old
popular kitchen which depends on usage of herbs; this done
through establishing the first group an Italian Association
"Slow Food" in Egypt .
Lead an advocacy campaigns in the areas of environmental
conservation and environmental issues in the agricultural
Planning and implementing the eco-tourism and ecotourism
The basic programs
for the association:
FAODA works to achieve the vision and the message of
their own by working to achieve the overall objectives of the
six core programs of the association that represents the
fundamental objectives of the projects that are designed and
implemented through the Assembly, which focuses primarily on the
exploitation and development of the capacity of young people,
and works to implement a system of Monitoring and evaluation
based on the participation of target groups in monitoring
progress in achieving the objectives and results (Result Based
Management) in order to support the activities of planning,
monitoring and evaluation Participatory Monitoring and
Evaluation on the levels of various planning association, which
concentrate on the contribution of activities in achieving the
goals of basic programs and the extent of impacts on the
achieves its Vision and Mission for the Society.
Awareness and training program
Raise the public awareness to target groups
(farmers/consumers) in organic agriculture at local
and national level.
Raise the environmental awareness of farmers and
Raise awareness on the importance of environmental
Raise awareness in rural communities about how to
deal with environmental tourists.
Raise awareness on a culture of healthy food
Provide technical cadres to support the organic
Implement activities of advocacy and lobbying to
support representation of collective interests of
small-scale farmers and producers.
Provide training for lifting capacities of farmers
and producers of handicrafts in marketing, costing
The effective Informatic contribution in university
PhD) in areas (OA-medicinal and aromatic
plants-environment) by supporting practical side
with member farms.
Provide registration and documentation services to
the organic farms of FAODA members of small
farmers and monitor the compliance of farmers
applying organic farming practices in their farms.
Support marketing capabilities for small farmers and
producers of the members of the Assembly.
Support the implementation of and participation in
exhibitions and local and international markets for
cultivation, and organic products and handicraft
products to FAODA members.
Strengthen the capacity of FAODA in the field
of studies, research and marketing surveys.
continuous work to open new marketing channels.
Work on marketing programs for ecotourism in the
province of Fayoum.
Income generation program
Increase the income of target groups in the
Raising technical and skills capacity of target
groups in a number of Eco crafts in Fayoum
Providing financial services to FAODA target
micro-credit projects and small loans to implement
Contribute actively in developing irrigation methods
governorate and provide modern irrigation systems
to the farms
through micro-lending program.
in the agricultural community program
Raise awareness of child rights.
Opposition the worst forms of child work.
Enable the children's families through the provision
of small projects.
Strengthen the capacity of civil society
organizations in the field of child protection.
Environmental development program
• Partnership between the Assembly
and local, international
which interest on environmental issues.
• Publish environmental concepts in
schools in Fayoum
• Dissemination of positive youth
development concepts in
addressing environmental issues.
• Implement Initiatives to treat
Resources development program
Continuous planning to mobilize and develop
resources to implement projects belonging to
Designing and writing funding proposals to support
the implementation of the objectives of the basic
programs of FAODA.
Support good practices in managing volunteers the
activities of the projects of FAODA