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21 May 2013 – Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years, according to a joint reports released today by the United Nations food agency and partners.
An estimated 13.7 million Egyptians or 17 per cent of the population suffered from food insecurity in 2011, compared to 14 per cent in 2009, according to the report by UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
18 June 2012 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced a new project designed to boost food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt by increasing food production, education and capacity-building.
The $3 million project, financed by the Government of Italy, will establish Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools and Community Model Gardens to give women and young people the opportunity to manage their own food production enterprises, FAO said in a news release.
Rome, 4 March 2011 – In an effort to improve the lives and livelihoods of poor rural people living along Ecuador’s Ibarra-San Lorenzo corridor, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a loan agreement 4 March for approximately US$12.7 million.
13 January 2010 – Tens of thousands of displaced people around the world will get micro-loans to set up their own businesses and become self-sufficient thanks to a new agreement between the UN refugee agency and a microfinance services organization set up by Bangladeshi Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Under a memorandum of understanding signed by Mr. Yunus and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres, the Grameen Trust will set up micro-loan programmes for displaced civilians, mainly refugees but also including some returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) over three years in an initial 14 countries around the world, with a feasibility study early this year in Egypt, Tanzania and South Africa.