Second Matrouh Resource Management Project

Project Summary

The overall development objectives of the proposed MRMP II is the conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the dryland areas of the NWCZ of Egypt through the implementation of an ecologically , socially and economically sustainable operation of biodiversity for the benefit of the local population. The project will integrate watershed management with community-based and demand driven approaches to socioeconomic development.It will be achieved by:(a)assisting communities, including women and the poor, to organize themselves and participate in community-based planning and implementation of development activities;(b)assisting communities to conserve, rehabilitate and sustainably manage the natural resource base through developing appropriate community-based institutional processes and mechanisms;(c)improving small holder sustainable agriculture, horticulture and livestock production;(d)promoting demand-driven non-farm income generating activities, mainly targeting women; and(e)providing improved access to technical, financial and commercial services and market linkages.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,170,000 USD
Co-financing Total
39,790,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
649,000 USD
Total Cost 45,260,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
06 Dec 2004