El Beheira Rural Development Project I

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 1981
Signature Date 26 Jan 1982
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1994
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1994
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31161
Commitment U.A 17,134,177.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project relates to the El-Beheira rural development project I in Egypt. It's a combination of priority investments aimed at developing agricultural production and improving the well-being of the beneficiaries. This project was conceived because of the need for the Egyptian government to obtain better results in the agricultural sector in order to guarantee the medium and long term development of the country. It comprises six (06) main components, namely: (i) land reclamation (64,000 fedans); (ii) intensification of agriculture; (iii) improvement of agricultural services delivery; (iv) improvement of rural infrastructure; (v) management and coordination; and (vi) monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of the beneficiary population and the country’s trade balance. The specific objective is to increase agricultural and animal production in the El Beheira Governorate, improve health and storage facilities as well as facilitate access to inputs and staple products.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the farmers in El-Beheira Governorate.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government of Egypt
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-AAB-001
Last Update 14 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre
Email l.gbeli@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Egypt