Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
Program/Project Title Marine Aquaculture Development in Egypt – MADE II
Location Cairo (GAFRD headquarter); Operative action. Alexandria, Port Fouad, North Sinai
Duration 36 Months +
Start – End date  01.03.2015-31.05.2018
Budget 59.824.000 EGP
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme –  III Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR)
Implementing Institution CIHEAM /IAMB Bari and the General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) at MoALR
Description The project represents an expansion of project MADE I and aims at further consolidating the Egyptian marine aquaculture sector by taking into account the local economic and ecological needs (sustainable and responsible approach). MADE II intends to support private enterprises to increase their overall production according to international standards. Italy would offer technology, productive capacity, and know-how. The partnership between Egypt and Italy would draw model for mutual interest in the Mediterranean Sea.
Expected Results 1.      Define marine aquaculture strategy/ Road map for the support of the private farmers

2.      Establish a model pond farm (integrating rearing system) operating for the production and extensions service.

3.      Establish a veterinary laboratory operating for the support of disease control in private farms (extension service)

4.      Establishment of a marine hatchery through new technology/know how exchange

5.      Enhance the capacities of GAFRD to assist the private sector as well as its human resources.

Target Beneficiaries Direct beneficiaries:

–          Egyptian productive enterprises

–          General Authority for Fish Resources Development

Indirect beneficiaries:

–          Egyptian concerned Institutions (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Governorates, Ministry of Defense)

Reference Contacts Dsassistant.cairo@esteri.it