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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 to the Institutional Strengthening for Agricultural Resilience Programme (RINDRA) (2019-2023)
Technical assistance to the Institutional Strengthening for Agricultural Resilience Programme (€40 M, 11th EDF), aiming to support the operationalisation of public and parapublic institutions. Institutional strengthening and training of various technical departments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (agricultural training, animal health, phytosanitary protection) of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Forests and the Environment, and of the Agricultural Development Fund.
Support to build the capacities of the Planning and Statistics Unit of the Rural Development Sector and of other actors involved in the statistics system of Mali's agricultural sector (2018-2021)
This TA assignment is to assist the Planning and Statistics Unit of the Rural Development Sector and other actors involved in strengthening the agricultural statistics system by:
- Strengthening the organisation and coordination of Mali's agricultural statistics system;
- Strengthening of planning, programming and budgeting in the rural development sector;
- Strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation of public policies and of projects and programmes in the rural development sector;
- Strengthening of the production and timely dissemination of quality data to inform decision-making processing.
Technical Assistance for the Nutrition and Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience Support Programme (PASANAD) (2017-2022)
Institutional technical assistance for the implementation of PASANAD, whose objective is to help reduce poverty by improving governance in the field of nutrition and food security and strengthening resilience.
The programme is based on a sectorial reform contract (EUR 100 million) and on complementary institutional support for the prevention of chronic malnutrition (EUR 17 million). The services include long-term technical assistance to the Permanent Secretariat for the Coordination of Agricultural Sectorial Policies, the Executive Secretariat of the National Food Security Council, the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MRAH), and the Ministry of Agricultural and Hydraulic Facilities (MAAH), and short-term technical assistance in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, planning, training, and child nutrition and food security.
Technical assistance for the establishment of the National Information Platform for Nutrition in Niger (2017-2022)
The goal of the ‘National Information Platform for Nutrition’ initiative is to produce nutrition-related information, then to generate requests for information in order to stimulate public debate, and to reformulate analysis plans for decision-makers, stakeholders, or partners concerned by the field of nutrition. The technical assistance provides its support in order to:
- ensure methodological rigour in the data production and analysis process;
- develop a training plan for the main stakeholders (nutrition-sensitive, decision analysis, method for analysing the results of nutritional surveys, design and management of on-line databases, etc.);
- set up tools for storing and sharing statistical data and information on the nutritional situation (platform);
- make information on the nutritional situation accessible to all sections of the public, and particularly useable by the public authorities for decision-making and strategic purposes.
French Development Agency
Pilot Project for the Irrigation of Nam Kata (PPINK) (2017-2021)
The main objectives of the technical assistance are to (i) assist in the establishment and running of the WUA of the Nam Kata scheme, (ii) provide extension services to beneficiaries, and (iii) support the District Agriculture and Forestry Office (DAFO) for project management.
Regional Technical Assistance to the PASTOR Programme (Structural support programme for pastoral development) (2017-2021)
Technical assistance to PASTOR’s Central Coordination Unit and NGO consortia (grant contracts) for the implementation of activities in the region. PASTOR aims to promote the concerted, sustainable use of agro-pastoral resources, by building intrinsic resilience mechanisms, developing pastoral hydraulic and transhumance facilities, and organising management, maintenance and consultation mechanisms.
Technical assistance to the Management Unit of the Integrated and Participatory Agricultural Development Project in the Governorate of Medenine (PRODEFIL) (2017-2020)
This mission provides methodological and organisational assistance to the Programme Management Unit in order to achieve PRODEFIL’s objectives. Technical support is provided in the fields of territorial governance, training-action, the development of agro-pastoral value chains, support to private economic initiatives, and the development of SMEs.
Technical assistance in support of the promotion and development of new tools for agricultural statistics (2017-2019)
The objective of the technical assistance to the Department of Strategy and Statistics (DSS) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries is to support the promotion and development of the agricultural statistics system in Morocco. The project will enable the development and design of two systems for processing agricultural statistical data: (i) an operating system for the National Agricultural Register; (ii) an information system for accountancy data on agricultural holdings. It will also act as a communication channel for the EU’s AGRI 2 programme.
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