The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Egyptian Agricultural Ministry have joined hands to encourage farmers in rural areas to grow more nutritional crops whilst reducing their environmental impact.
Fifteen schools have been built in the regions of Beni Suef, Aswan, Sohag, Fayoum and Assiut where farmers inherit agricultural practices from their ancestors, growing mostly wheat, corn and barley.
Farmer Mohamed Ragab said through the project they have also learned to turn organic waste into fertilisers instead of burning them.
Of course the agriculture education that we've received from experts, that's what benefited us most with growing our crops, and how to maintain the cleanliness.
At the “Junior Farmers Field Schools”, farmers between the ages of 16 and 23 learn to grow and market vegetables and beans.
Read the full article via africanews.
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