Strategic Partnership with ECES to Advance Agricultural Development

Strategic Partnership with ECES to Advance Agricultural Development

ECESA: A Strategic Partnership to Advance Agricultural and Beyond
In a significant step towards bolstering agricultural practices and socio-economic development in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states, the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Saline Agriculture (ECESA) and Almukarramah have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This partnership, defined by a commitment to collaboration and innovation, aims to uplift disadvantaged societies, promote entrepreneurship, and enhance food security within the OIC.
Extent and Nature of Cooperation
Extent and Nature of the Cooperation The MOU outlines a multifaceted cooperation plan, emphasizing several key areas:

1. Empowering Disadvantaged Societies:

ECESA and Almukarramah will work together to improve the socio-economic status of communities living below the poverty line. This includes setting up agricultural activities, fostering entrepreneurship, and implementing technologies to drive sustainable agricultural and socio-economic development.

2. Fostering Entrepreneurship:

The partnership will provide training, mentorship, and financial support to aspiring entrepreneurs, empowering them to contribute to economic growth.

3. Support for SMEs:

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will receive technical assistance, marketing support, and access to finance to spur their growth.

4. Technological Advancement:

The Parties will implement cutting-edge technologies to enhance agricultural processes, increase productivity, and reduce costs.

5. Innovative Solutions:

Innovative solutions will be developed to address socio-economic challenges faced by disadvantaged societies.

6. Promoting Job Creation:

Special efforts will be made to create job opportunities, particularly in the field of agriculture, poultry, and dairy businesses, while adhering to applicable laws and regulations.

7. Localization of Products:

The partnership seeks to promote the manufacturing and production of Islamic country-made products in OIC countries, subject to relevant laws and regulations.

8. Entrepreneurship Promotion:

Accelerator and incubation programs will be employed to foster SME growth, upskill individuals, globalize local brands, and provide access to resources such as finance and global markets.

9. B2B Platform Development:

ECESA and Almukarramah will collaborate on the development of a business-to-business (B2B) platform in OIC countries to connect businesses, buyers, vendors, SMEs, and financial institutions.
In a united effort to drive positive change, ECESA and Almukarramah stand ready to embark on this journey towards agricultural and socio-economic development, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the lives of communities across OIC member states.
About Almukarramah
Almukarrmah is a socio-economic venture and Strategic Implementation partner to the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS). Since 2019, we have been at the forefront of revolutionizing the global commerce landscape and driving economic empowerment within the Muslim world. Our goal is to build capacities to create a resilient and sustainable food security system, shape the future of global commerce and economic empowerment thereby promoting economic growth and improving the lives of OIC communities.
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