Egipto: PepsiCo Egypt and USAID initiative increased Egypt’s potato harvest
For the past year, PepsiCo Egypt has been working to empower Egyptian farmers by supporting them through training programs aimed at providing them with stronger technical know-how and other skills to improve efficiency and productivity.
Launched through the collaborative effort of PepsiCo Egypt and USAID, the “Potato Harvest Program” has been working to empower small farmers across Egypt. Throughout the Program, farmers participated in training workshops and received technical recommendations to enable them to grow higher quality crops and increase their productivity. The Program resulted in an increase of potato harvests, from six tons per feddan (0.42 ha) last year to 14 tons per feddan in 2020.
Additionally, the program led to an increase in this year’s potato harvest by 15 percent, which will increase rural farmers’ incomes. This became possible through the establishment of reliable market linkages, increasing crop quality and yields, and helping farmers to progress towards internationally-recognized standards for sustainable agricultural practices.
Today, USAID and PepsiCo are proud to be celebrating the program’s Program’s achievements by acknowledging the efforts of Egyptian farmers and presenting awards to the three farmers who achieved the largest harvest, as part of both entities’ ongoing support to Egypt’s agricultural sector.