The Facilitating Logistics and Linkages to Advance Horticulture (FALLAH) project is a two-year, $4 million program funded by USAID.
Through FALLAH, ACDI/VOCA is sustainably increasing smallholder farmers’ economic opportunities in Upper Egypt.
ACDI/VOCA’s team works to achieve the following project objectives:
- Increase sustainable employment opportunities in production and marketing of high-value horticultural products
- Increase smallholders’ income by shifting them to market-driven production and increasing their access to lucrative marketing opportunities
- Strengthen environmentally friendly and market-ready production systems through the promotion of GLOBALG.A.P. and international standards of food safety and quality
FALLAH works with six farmers’ associations in the Luxor and Qena regions and has identified six target crops: grapes, okra, cantaloupe, green beans, strawberries and spring onion. FALLAH will provide technical assistance to farmers in producing and transporting these crops, and training in GLOBALG.A.P. practices and traceability principles. FALLAH is also working with farmers’ associations to rehabilitate, upgrade and increase management capacity of the post-harvest facility in Dandara and a new collection center in Luxor. These facilities will greatly increase farmers’ capacity to sort, package and market high-value produce.
Learn more about ACDI/VOCA’s work in Egypt.
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