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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
Cement and Steel Sectors Competitiveness Study (2020)
This study aimed to examine the steel and cement sectors in Afghanistan with a particular focus on the competitiveness of production firms, their contribution to the country's economic growth, and obstacles to their development.
The information was gathered through questionnaires and interviews carried out with different actors of the sectors such as production factories, construction firms, importers/exporters, chambers of commerce and ministries.
The final report described the situation of both sectors and included recommendations for their future development.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to IORA for the implementation and coordination of its action plan on the blue economy, fisheries, aquaculture and the marine environment (Part 2) (2020-2023)
The IORA Secretariat has identified the following six priority pillars in the blue economy as recommended by the Council of Ministers’ Meeting and approved by the Secretariat in consultation with the Member States: 1) Fisheries and aquaculture; 2) Renewable ocean energy; 3) Seaports and shipping; 4) Offshore hydrocarbons and seabed minerals; 5) Marine biotechnology, research and development and 6) Tourism.
This project aims to build the capacities of IORA and of its Member States to achieve the specific objectives of the Blue Economy Action Plan with a strong focus on fisheries, aquaculture and the marine environment.
Drafting of an action plan for the sustainable management of fishery resources, including the preparation of an income-generating activity in seven fishing areas involving 28 villages at the national level (2020-2021)
As part of the framework of the First South-West Indian Ocean region Fisheries Governance and economic development programme, SOFRECO is implementing this very important participative study with fishery communities and in close collaboration with Governments officials. It includes: (i) a socio-economic evaluation (ii) implementation of a Quick Participatory Diagnostic in each of the priority and non-priority areas in order to identify the persons impacted by fishing restrictions and to determinate income-generating activities suitable for each community, and the type of persons impacted with special focus on gender issues (iii) the development of priority projects with communities and elaboration of business plans and manuals for implementation (iv) recommendations for investment and development of partnerships with public and/or private investors, and (v) technical assistance and training during the project’s implementation.
Regulatory Assessment of the Azerbaijan Horticulture Value Chain (2020)
Establishment of a list that is as exhaustive as possible of the documents necessary for production, marketing and processing in the horticultural value chain (fruits and vegetables) based on an analysis of the legislation and discussions with stakeholders in businesses and administration.
Pakistan Sugar-Mills Resource Efficiency Project (2019-2020)
Detailed diagnosis of the resource efficiency of two sugar mills in Pakistan to reduce energy and water use, minimise waste, and deploy climate-smart technologies, while strengthening their bottom lines.
The method to be applied is a comparative analysis using the industry’s best and average benchmarks and resulting in a quantification of the gaps in both physical and monetary terms. The analysis will be based on the data collected and processed, along with on-site visits, high-level balances and the Consultant’s experience and expertise.
Support to selected private and public calibration laboratories in Ethiopia for international accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (2019)
This project is a component of the National Quality Infrastructure Development Project and aims for the international certification of four selected private sector calibration laboratories as per the requirement of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 laboratory management system.
The calibration laboratories to be supported are the METEC Quality Management Centre (QMC), the WINNER mechanical workshop, the Metro Alliance Calibration and Verification Service and Tigray Science & Technology Bureau calibration laboratory.
These laboratories will be accredited for calibration on mass, temperature, electrical, pressure balance and volume, each according to its scope.
Lenders’ Technical Advisor (LTA) for a PVC/PET and Caustic Soda Project (2019-2020)
The LTA provided professional advice to the Lenders on the project in performing technical due diligence. The industrial complex consists of 6 main sections: the EDC/VCM plant, the PVC plant, the air separation plant, the ethylene terminal and cryogenic ethylene storage tank, the PET plant, and the caustic soda plant. During the review, the LTA reviewed key technical aspects, identified risk issues, and proposed an approach/mitigants to address these issues, where necessary.
Inter-American Development Bank
Technical assistance to the Belize Shrimp Cluster for a biosecurity risk assessment and Biosecurity Aquaculture Zone Management Plan (BAZMP), and related capacity building (2019-2020)
The main objective of this consultancy is to develop a Biosecurity Aquaculture Zone Management Plan (BAZMP) for Belizean shrimp growers and other key industry players, by first conducting a Biosecurity Risk Assessment to identify disease risks and gaps in biosecurity measures. The consultancy will also provide technical assistance to improve pathogen monitoring and surveillance, including a system/methodology for monitoring data collection and epidemiological data analysis, along with relevant staff training and recommendations for legislative changes.
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