Emergency Food Security and Resilience Support Program (WB-P178926)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 18, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Egypt
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Humanitarian Response
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 14, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Apr 7, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to ensure the short-term supply of wheat for uninterrupted access to bread for vulnerable households and to strengthen Egypt’s resilience to food crises.

The project would consist of three components providing a balance between short-term response and medium-term resilience to food crises.

  1. Component 1. Emergency Response Measures (US$ 380 million). The objective of this component is to address the shortfall in imports of wheat, to minimize the disruptions in the Bread Subsidy Program. The component will finance the public procurement of up to 700,000 metric tons of imported wheat (the final quantity will depend on the market price at the time of procurement) through a procurement process acceptable to the Bank, to be conducted by the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MOSIT). This short-term emergency wheat supply, made available through the project, will contribute to replenishing the country’s strategic reserves.

  2. Component 2. Strengthening Preparedness and Response to Shocks (US$ 117.5 million). This component aims to reduce wheat losses, improve domestic cereal production, and strengthen farm-level resilience and preparedness to shocks. This would be achieved by (a) increasing the storage capacity for wheat in modern silos (Sub-component 2.1); and (b) financing the research, development and dissemination of high yielding adapted wheat varieties, piloting climate smart extension services in lagging regions and upscaling the national Agro-Meteorological early warning system (Sub-component 2.2).

  3. Component 3. Project Management and Knowledge Management (US$ 2.5 million). This component will support project management activities and knowledge management activities envisaged under the project. With regards to project management activities, this component will support financial management (including audit), procurement, monitoring and evaluation and ESF compliance (including a citizen engagement mechanism and a strengthened Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) for better risk management). Additionally, this component will facilitate dialogue on food security policies and reforms and cross-border collaboration around regional risk management tools for strategic agricultural commodities.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Artavazd Hakobyan
Senior Agriculture Economist
Hanane Ahmed
Senior Agriculture Economist

Ministry of International Cooperation
Mohamed A. Gawad Allam
Minister Plenipotentiary (Commercial)

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade
Ahmed Youssef Mansour
Vice Chairman


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