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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
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.
Mission to identify the gas potential of the AGADEM block and its industrial applications (2019)
This study is carried out under the supervision of the Directorate-General for Hydrocarbons of the Ministry of Petroleum.
Its objective is to determine if the gas from oil deposits located in two exclusive exploitation authorisation (EEA) zones awarded to the consortium led by the China National Petroleum Company NP, can be used for commercial purposes.
The assignment will aim to identify the gas potential on the two EEA awarded and on the possible third EEA requested by CNOC NP and, depending on the potential identified, will propose schemes for the commercial use of this gas.
French Development Agency
Organisational technical assistance consultancy services for the project management support of the Plateau State Water Supply Project (2019-2024)
Support services to the Plateau State Water Board (PSWB) for the award of four assistance contracts (through drafting of the ToR, cost estimates, preparation of calls for tender, support with bid evaluation, etc.) for:
- institutional assistance,
- technical assistance,
- detailed engineering studies and supervision of the improvement of the distribution networks in Jos,
- independent financial audit.
Assistance with project monitoring.
Control of the performance of the contractor selected for the technical assistance.
Support for the procurement of project management software.
Assistance to the project implementation unit for the mapping of the network and GIS developments.
Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the Manaseer Chemical Complex in Aqaba, Jordan (2017-2021)
Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the realization of a greenfield fertilizer complex to produce phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers such as sulfate of potash (SOP), phosphoric acid and specialty fertilizers to meet market demand in Jordan and surrounding areas of Europe and the Middle East. The complex will make use of and add value to locally available muiriate of potash (MOP) and phosphate rock.
Consultancy for the identification of alternative livelihoods under FishCC (2018)
FishCC is a climate change adaptation project with a focus on natural resources and capacity building for poverty reduction. The overall objective of the FishCC project is to improve community management of selected priority fisheries.
This consultancy assignment under FishCC aims to identify sustainable livelihood alternatives to fishing activities in five pilot areas, with the following activities:
i) identification and formulation of sub-projects in aquaculture, tourism and agriculture, among others, for sustainable income generation in five pilot areas;
ii) preparation of the Sub-Projects Implementation Manual including the financing process;
iii) identification of potential business partners;
iv) facilitation of the establishment of partnerships between identified business partners and targeted communities.
Technical assistance to the Tripoli wood processing sector (Private Sector Development Programme in Lebanon) (2017-2019)
The aims of the EU-financed Private Sector Development in Lebanon Project (PSD) are to contribute to Lebanon’s economic development and job creation by enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the agribusiness and wood processing value chains of the private sector with a focus on vulnerable groups.
SOFRECO is in charge of providing technical assistance to the wood processing sector in Tripoli (PSD Component 2), whose major objectives are to contribute to regional economic development, create jobs, and enhance the competitiveness of the wood processing sector in Tripoli.
DIVECO 2 - Technical assistance and training services to enhance the sanitary and hygiene conditions of fishery and aquaculture products in Algeria (2016-2019)
Technical assistance to MADRP and the institutions under its authority, and training services to administration officials and fishery and aquaculture professionals to develop a Food Safety Control System (FSCS) for Fishery and Aquaculture Products (FAP)
- Harmonisation of the regulatory framework for food hygiene and quality with European legislation (Codex alimentarius for FAP)
- Support for the development of control and oversight plans for FAP environments
- Support for the organisation of the inspection and control system and capacity building of administration staff
- Capacity building of the control and analysis laboratories in charge of the control of aquatic environments and the health and hygiene quality of fishery products
- Capacity building of the private sector and of professional organisations to improve the use of good control and hygiene practices at each link of the fishery/aquaculture value chain.
French Development Agency
Study for the design of a sustainable waste electrical and electronic equipment managing and processing system (WEEE/e-waste) in Mauritius (2016-2017)
Study for the design of a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management system in Mauritius to assist the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mauritius to set up an operational system in the short-term.
A strategic analysis was carried out to determine the optimal management model, which then led to a detailed feasibility study of the proposed system at technical, organisational, institutional and financial levels.
The extension of the study involved technical assistance to MCCI for the improvement of the legal system, the management contract for the operation of the system, and the establishment of a financial contribution for importers of equipment to finance the system through application of the extended producers’ responsibility principle.
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