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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
Technical assistance on the Horticulture Development Project (HDP) – Horticulture technology component (2020-2023)
Technical assistance to the Agroindustry and Food Security Agency of Uzbekistan for the modernisation and development of the horticultural sector through the enhancement of production, post-harvest handling (PHH), storage and packaging technologies throughout the fruit and vegetable value chains.
French Development Agency
Consulting services for design, review of tender documents, project management and supervision for Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations (2020-2024)
This project, jointly financed by the AFD and the KfW, aims at supporting the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (the Client) for the implementation of the Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations.
It consists of two consecutive phases:
- Phase 1 involving the review, updating and additional study of the design documents, the preparation of the tender documents and support to the Client during the tendering process to select a contractor for the works (10 months).
- Phase 2 involving project management and construction supervision (18 months).
Strategic Partner of the CILSS for support to irrigation solutions under types 1 and 3 (2020-2023)
As part of Component “B” of the Project of Regional Support to the Sahel Irrigation Initiative Support Project (SIIP), the Strategic Partner (SP) under types 1 and 3 provides highly qualified technical assistance to the Regional Coordination Unit of the Project and to the six national Project Management Units (PMU) for the development of “irrigation solutions” to strengthen the capacities of the actors involved in irrigation planning and to implement the solutions identified under type 1 (partial water management: lowlands and controlled flood recession agriculture/cultivation systems) and type 3 (full water management: small-scale irrigation schemes managed by communities).
The SIIP finances efficient and reliable irrigation solutions for the revitalisation/modernisation and management of existing irrigated schemes and the development of new schemes (“sub-projects”), particularly in small- and medium-scale irrigation systems for a total target surface area of 23,225 ha by the end of the project (2023) in the priority intervention zones and divided into five major types of irrigation.
Technical assistance to improve sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) management (2020-2022)
Support to the Directorate of plant protection and packaging (DPVC) to strengthen the existing phytosanitary system, specifically by facilitating the assessment of SPS risks in rice import and by supporting mango exporters to comply with EU SPS rules.
Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (CFAVC) - Project Implementation Consultants (2020-2026)
The Climate Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project (CFAVC) aims to create an enabling environment that reduces the incidence of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity among the rural poor. The Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) is providing management and technical assistance in the implementation of the project, strengthening the technical and management capacities of the participating government agencies and project stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with the financing agreement and government policies.
French Development Agency
PARSIFAL Project Management Unit (support on social resilience, infrastructure forests and agriculture in Lebanon) (2020-2024)
The Project Management Unit (PMU) ensures the monitoring of the implementation of operational components and provides technical assistance on the steering of the PARSIFAL. This project provides support to municipalities to improve access to employment and employability for vulnerable populations, increase agricultural productivity together with sustainable management of surface water and preserve landscapes and soils (fight against erosion).
Control and supervision of the rural electrification works of the Project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea / Guinea rural electrification component (2020-2022)
In the framework of the project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, leading to the construction of a 1357 km, 225 kV double circuit transmission line to connect the 4 national electricity networks, a rural electrification component is planned for the populations living near the 225 kV line.
SOFRECO is carrying out the control and supervision of the execution of the entire rural electrification component for the contracting authority (Électricité de Guinée).
The works being carried include the construction of approximately 77 km of LV lines, 202 km of 33 kV MV lines, 32 substations of 100 kVa, 2 substations of 160 kVa and the supply of 2000 pre-pay meters and connection materials.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to the National Agency for Agricultural and Food Statistics (ANASA) – Project for support in agricultural statistics and the implementation of an agricultural land roadmap (2020-2024)
This technical assistance to ANASA aims to support the implementation of component 1 of the Support to agricultural statistics and land (ASAF) programme, i.e. ‘to support Guinea in the relaunch/redevelopment of sustainable statistical information systems in the rural sector'. The specific objectives (SO) are:
SO1: Institutional strengthening of the sector’s structures and coordination;
SO2: Establishment of the methodological bases for regular, quality statistical production;
SO3: Establishment of the sector’s baselines through the development of the National Agriculture and Livestock Census (RNAE);
SO4: Relaunch/establishment of a system for annual business and consumer surveys.
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