Our History

Our Story

Since our inception in 2011, Nawaya has embarked on a transformative journey, dedicated to empowering small-scale farming families across Egypt. It all began with our first composting workshop, where we laid the groundwork for sustainable agriculture practices. As we nurtured these initiatives, our efforts blossomed into the launch of the Sustainable Agriculture Program in 2013, supported by the Drosos Foundation. Our dedication to knowledge-sharing and innovation led to a pivotal collaboration with Access Agriculture in 2013, where we became their trusted partners in video production. These farmer-to-farmer videos became a cornerstone of our outreach efforts, providing invaluable resources for training and education in sustainable agricultural practices. In 2014, a significant milestone marked our journey as we unveiled Baladini, a pioneering women-led project funded by the Finland Embassy, symbolizing our commitment to collective rural initiative in food processing. Over the years, Nawaya's impact has extended beyond local communities to embrace broader international movements advocating for fairer food systems. As members of esteemed coalitions like Habitat International Coalition and the Mediterranean Local Solidarity Partnership for Agroecology with Urgenci & Terre et Humanisme, we've amplified our voice for change on a global scale. The establishment of the Nawaya Community Kitchen in 2022 stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating a better, more equitable future. As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, including initiatives like the Rural Heritage Initiative and the Ecological & Cooperative Agriculture Network in Egypt, funded by the Drosos Foundation and Porticus respectively, we remain steadfast in our mission to empower communities and foster sustainable development.
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