EMAP has classified the most active MAP associations in Minia governorate to be subject to central processing intervention to benefit broader base of MAP producers in the selected villages.

Collaboration with the International labor Organization (ILO) in Egypt was in place to provide the required finance and join efforts in raising institutional and technical capacity of the selected associations. EMAP had also coordinated effort with UNIDO HAYAT project in Minia to capitalize on the presence of UNIDO outreach in the governorate. Scope of intervention has been identified according to current satiation and needs assessment analysis that was carried jointly over 2 days field visits (1-2 April 2014). Proposed interventions include: solar dryer, processing units and distillations units. Further discussion is in place to finally select the appropriate associations and design the technical intervention plan.