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The main problem facing FAODA in achieving its mission, the lack of awareness among farmers, but it is possible to go beyond this limit and say: quite unaware of farmers in organic agriculture, this adversely affecting the environment from several directions as follow:


Farmers disposal of crop residues through burning it inside their farms, this pollutes the environment through the smoke, which causes black fume and resulting diseases of the chest,,, etc.

Leaving residues on the edges of the agricultural land, causing disease in existing crops through gathering insects and pests on those residues and then transfer to crops, which leading to using pesticide.

Farmers use pesticides and chemical fertilizers in overexploited, this because of their ignorance of the risks to their recovery packages on canals and channels, leading to severe pollution of the environment affecting all related organisms.


FAODA set strategy and have taken deliberate steps to reach the desired goal (sensitization and training farmers on organic agriculture in order to preserve the environment, public health) that's through:


 1- Signing a cooperation protocol with the Central Laboratory for Organic Agriculture to
     conduct awareness campaigns and promote organic concept and train cadres trained
     within FAODA on good organic practices in Fayoum governorate villages, and train
     farmers and agricultural workers on organic agriculture through national campaign for OA
     training financed from the EU.

2- Activate the role of rural women because of their effect on agricultural system through
    training and awareness campaigns.

3- Sign cooperation protocol with thread public and private institutions project MUCIA to
    qualify specials cadres of FAODA members by sending them to some EU countries in
    order to held specialized courses in different sectors, in agricultural areas as organic
    planting and marketing and drying products.

4- Cooperate with COSPE and NSCE Corporation in organic agriculture and handicrafts.

5- Signed a cooperation protocol with a promenade in Fayoum, from the participation in
    awareness campaigns to preserve the environment and also by registering FAODA for a
    group of organic farms in regions bordering natural protected area of Wadi El Rayan.

6- Conduct cooperation protocol between the FAODA and the Egyptian Environmental
    Education Programme E3OP and Educational Department in Fayoum to educate students
    about the importance of preserving the environment, through a partnership with the
    Egyptian Association for Environmental Education Program for schools

7- The Association has lobbied the advocacy campaign funded by NGO support Service
    Center to the protection of water against pollution in Fayoum governorate

8- FAODA hold advocacy campaign to activate special ministerial decisions to ban the use
    and handling of unsafe pesticides in agriculture funding by Vodafone through Egyptian
    NGO Support Center

 9- Supervised number 3 letters and number 4 PhD MS messages in the fields of organic and
     medicinal and aromatic plants

10- An essential partner in world environment day celebrations, which participated in year
     2007 in Fustst Park and in year 2008 in Sakeet El Sawi

11- The Association has coordinated and organized the first environmental awards Festival
      in Fayoum governorate

12- FAODA's contribution to activate organic agriculture legislation.


These steps lead to configure a working group within FAODA on a high level of experience and expertise in education, training, and organic farm registration, inspection and certification which stimulate COSPE to cooperation with FAODA in its farm registration through the Egyptian Center of Organic Agriculture ECOA, and also stimulate professors in Central Laboratory for Organic Agriculture to choose FAODA a responsible for training farmers in Fayoum governorate on organic agriculture through national campaign for OA training funded from the EU, managing by Industrial Training Council and under the supervision of the Central Laboratory for Organic Agriculture, Agricultural Research Centre, leading to:


 • Increase registered land organically through by FAODA from 400 acres to 1,500 acres
   status Youssef El-Seddek  through cooperation with COSPE.

• In forty days of training, FAODA trained number of 1800 farmer in Fayoum villages.

• The highest response of farmers of training was in Gabala village – sennorus where trained
  100 farms before Ramadan last 10 days, forty of them did compost fertilizer made of crop




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 Fayoum Agro Organic
 Development Association

Address: El-Mohafza Buildings -
               Interance “A”

               Gamal Abdul-Nasser St.,

               Fayoum - Egypt
 TeleFax:  (202) 6330776

  E-mail: info@faoda.org



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