Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
Organic agriculture contributes to sustainable development with significant socio-economic impact especially in the developing world. Through efficient management of local resources organic agriculture can have significant impact in cost-effectiveness and contribute improved to farm income and livelihood.
The project aims to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of organic farms in Egypt. It not only promotes research to produce new and effective biological control agents to compete both plant and human pathogens, the project also comprises training and dissemination of knowledge to improve the skills of local stakeholders as well as their methods for sustainable agro-food production.