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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
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Grenada
Support to formulate a fisheries and aquaculture policy (2011-2012)
Preparation and analysis of the institutional environment for fisheries and aquaculture governance in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the objective of drafting a comprehensive Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy for each country through a collaborative process, in line with international best practice.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire)
Formulation/Development of a fishery policy framework paper (2011-2012)
Preparation of a national fishery policy framework paper (maritime and continental fisheries).
Capacity building of Ministry of Agriculture staff in charge of the fishery sector, and of technical staff and other actors working for the sustainable and responsible management of fisheries, to enable their participation in the formulation of the fishery policies and their implementation.
Support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries within the framework of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar programme (2011-2013)
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries within the framework of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar (AMS) programme, for the successful implementation of the Sugar Adaptation Strategy.
The purpose of this technical assistance is to:
- Assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to coordinate the implementation of the Sugar Adaptation Strategy.
- Strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and other line ministries to enable the effective use of EU funding provided under the AMS.
Validation of the Feasibility Studies of the Agricultural, Industrial, Hydrological and Financial Components of the Sugar Sector Investment Project of the Kwale Company (2011)
The KISCOL sugar company will consist of a 5,500 ha nucleus estate and more than 3,000 ha of land farmed by smallholder outgrowers.
The project consists of a sugar milling factory with a capacity of 3,000 TCD expandable to 5000 TCD, a distillery with a capacity of 30 m3 per day and an 18 MW cogeneration plant.
SOFRECO was in charge of the validation of the feasibility studies on behalf of potential funding agencies as a preliminary condition for obtaining loans for project financing.
Formulation of a fisheries and aquaculture policy document and preparation of a management plan for the Nangbeto dam lake fisheries (2011)
Support to Togo authorities in the creation of a national fisheries and aquaculture policy framework paper, including a national strategy for the development and management of fishery resources, and the formulation of a Nangbetto lake fisheries management plan.
Development of a national fisheries policy framework for Burkina Faso and preparation of a national fisheries and aquaculture policy document for Mali (2011)
This assignment is part of a programme whose overall objective is to contribute to the sustainable and equitable management of fisheries in an effort to reduce poverty and improve food security in ACP countries. The specific objective of the ACP Fish II programme is to strengthen the development and implementation of a sectoral fisheries policy in ACP countries.
The specific objectives of this assignment are the following:
- Support Burkino Faso authorities in the development of a national fisheries and aquaculture policy document intended to set the short, medium and long term objectives of the fisheries and aquaculture sector and to determine the strategies necessary to fulfil them;
- Support Mali authorities in the development of a national fisheries and aquaculture policy document that sets out the orientations and objectives of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and in defining the strategies and actions to be undertaken in order to accomplish these objectives.
Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon
Improving Fisheries Policy and Management Systems of south Gulf of Guinea countries (2011)
Support to the fisheries administration in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea to develop appropriate fisheries policies and management mechanisms to ensure that the fisheries resources of the region are managed on a sustainable, optimum and equitable basis for the principal benefits of present and future populations. This aim is to be achieved by:
i) Formulating a National Fisheries Policy Framework (marine and inland fisheries);
ii) Training to policy makers, staff of the Fisheries Departments, technical personnel and other stakeholders to increase understanding of sustainable and responsible fisheries in order to participate in fisheries policy formulation and implementation.
Formulation of a fishery project and accompanying measures (2010-2011)
Finalisation of the complete formulation of a project aiming to consolidate the existing fisheries management system in: (i) implementing the fisheries policies and management plan already prepared by the Government (deep demersal fisheries); (ii) finalising management plans for other fisheries (octopus); (iii) following up the implementation of management plans.