3 days ago

With growing populations and increasing desertification, land is pivotal to achieve the #SDG #zerohunger and #environmentalhealth . Although, it is also the foundation of all societies, more than 2 billion hectares, including 50% of all agricultural land – are considered to be degraded.On 20 May, 2021 the United Nations organises a High-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.Our planet is ailing, land degradation affects some 3.2 billion people, 70% of the world’s land has been transformed by human activity. I call for a new contract on nature through international action and solidarity. We can scale up land restoration and nature based solutions for climate action and the benefit of future generations.— António GuterresThe #SureMapProject will analyse the results and determine, how best to integrate the results into its activities, and thus to support or even cooperate with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. See the link:lnkd.in/dKGH-Sg
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1 week ago

To our new followers, this is an introduction video to the SureMap Project.#capacitybuilding #landdevelopment #agriculture #watermanagement #energymanagement #food #sustainability #climatechange #video #SureMapProject
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2 weeks ago

The teaching staff at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development for Sustainable Development are eager for the MSc to start. Good progress is also made in @Alexandria University- جامعة الإسكندرية – الصفحة الرسمية , Aswan University – جامعة أسوان and AUC The American University in Cairo.The SureMap Project wishes all a blessed and peaceful month of #Ramadan!
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SureMap Teaser

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The final agenda is out !
Join us to SureMap’s webinar (12 October 2020, 14:00-16:00 Cairo Time) on  “Sustainable Resource Management Programme to Solve Deserted Challenges” and engage with the expert speakers.
If you want to register scan the QR code on the poster or click on the link below https://bit.ly/2Fiv397.
The webinar will be delivered in English (free of charge).

The Future of Agriculture in Egypt

The Carbon Footprint Center at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development published an interesting report on organic agriculture compared to conventional crop production systems based on data and methodologies from FAO. The results are astonishing: 

Organic is cheaper, 
if we include all externalised costs

Read the full report here:  https://www.sekem.com/…/The-Future-of-Agriculture-in-Egypt-…

Small hold farmers would also benefit from true cost accounting!

SureMap Brochures (EN/AR)

You can now check out and download the SureMap brochures developed in May 2020. The brochures are both in English and Arabic. 

Kick-Off Meeting (17-18.02.2020)

The SureMap consortium had its kick-off meeting during 17-18 February 2020 in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting was organized by Heliopolis University and hosted at Ecovilag (Sekem Development Foundation). 

The project partners worked heavily in order to shape and align the work of each work package and co-deliver the value envisioned through SureMap. 

Stay tuned for SureMap’s next steps !