Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
Program/Project Title Building Rural Assets with Valuable Opportunities (BRAVO)
Location Fayum governorate. Districts of Youssef Siddiq, Abshaway,Etsa, Sennoures. Villages of Nazla, Quta, Tunis, al Alaam, Abu Ghandeer, Abheet.
Duration 39 months
Start – End date 01.09.2012-31.10.2016
Budget EGP 4.148.036,00
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart MAIS
Implementing Institution MAIS
Description The project aims at poverty-reduction of small producers, of women excluded from labour, and of unemployed youth, by tackling the challenges hindering the full development of Fayoum governorate in its three main economic sectors (tourism, handicraft, agriculture).  The proposed strategy is based on the enhancement of the available assets, and the creation of new opportunities, both on the market of goods and labour. The project will play a significant role towards the achievement of women’s economic empowerment by targeting unemployed women and girls, as beneficiaries of skills development and micro finance actions, to play the actors’ role in services and facilities establishment
Expected Results 1.      Fayoum governorate has been promoted as eco-tourism destination

2.      Local craft has been enhanced and has generated job opportunities in target communities

3.      Selected agriculture products including biological poultry are part of the fair-trade network

Target Beneficiaries Community producers, unemployed youth, and women excluded from the labour force.
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it