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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Agribusiness, sector studies
Training of administration and research officers on the use of a new information system (2013)
Support to the Directorate for Fisheries, the Observatoire National des Pêches (ONP - National Fishery Observatory) and the Centre de Recherche Halieutique et Océanologique du Bénin (CRHOB - Fishery and Ocean Research Centre of Benin) in the design and implementation of the initial stages of an improved system for monitoring and evaluating shrimp stocks in lagoon and maritime environments, in order to facilitate this system’s operationalisation.
Capacity building of the research and administration staff involved in the statistical monitoring of fish stocks, by delivering concrete training on how to use this software.
Study on the selectivity of purse seines, beach seines and set gill-nets with a view to managing small pelagic stocks (2013)
Encouraging the sustainable fishing of the main small pelagic stocks, and particularly mackerel, horse mackerel and blackspot picarel, through a significant reduction in catches of young fish, by proposing improvements to the selectivity of fishing gear and management measures adapted to the regeneration of stocks (creation of marine protected areas, respect of fishing seasons, etc.).
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, SADCC member countries, Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda
Training in underwater visual survey methods for evaluating the status of Strombus gigas, queen conch stocks (2013)
Support to the Carribean Regional FIsheries Mechanism (CRFM) to build the capacity of fisheries officers in the target group (10 officers from 10 CRFM member states) in using underwater visual survey methods for the management of Strombus gigas, queen conch.
Provision of technical assistance to review and improve the Catch and Effort Data Collection and Recording System (CEDCRS) and deliver basic training in stock assessment (2013)
The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of fisheries officers and researchers to manage Ethiopia’s inland fisheries by improving data collection and management systems.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
1. Review the CEDCRS in Ethiopia recommending future changes to the system;
2. Draft a trainers’ manual on basic fish stock assessment;
3. Train 10 fisheries officers and researchers on fish stock assessment.
Supervision of the extension of the Thai Nguyen steel works (2007-2014)
Assistance to the Client for the supervision of the expansion of the Thai Nguyen steel works, including: a sintering line, a coke oven, a blast furnace, a steel plant and ancillary installations. Capacity of the expansion: 500 000 tons/year (billets). Turn-key contract worth USD 161 million realised by the company China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC - China).
Review and update of the Nile Perch Fishery Management Plan (NPFMP) for Lake Victoria (2013)
The purpose of this project was to strengthen the capacity of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) to manage the Nile perch fishery on Lake Victoria in a sustainable and equitable manner by:
- Reviewing the Nile Perch Fishery Management Plan (NPFMP) 2009-2014 for Lake Victoria, and updating it in light of activities conducted and recent survey results;
- Validating the revised NPFMP through a Regional Stakeholders’ Validation Workshop (RSVW).
Technical Assistance for the Development of Gum/Resin and Fisheries Value Chains (2012-2014)
Technical assistance to support the value chain development component of the Som-PREP II Programme, focused on enterprise development and job creation through improvements along the gum/resin and fisheries value chains. The services provided include:
(a) Support to relevant Government of Somaliland Ministries and capacity building on key issues related to the value chains.
(b) Improving the processes and practices of local businesses.
(c) Building the capacity of industry associations by improving their ability to represent industry stakeholders.
(d) Conducting a census of gum producing trees and ownership.
French Development Agency
Technical Assistance for the Preparation of a Future Law on the Development of the Rubber Sector (2012-2013)
Preparation of a draft law on legislation applicable to Cambodian rubber cultivation for the effective management of the sector.
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