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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
Consultancy services for the assessment of bulk water supply and development of irrigation at Kiscol (2016-2017)
The KISCOL sugar plant consists of an irrigated estate of about 4100 ha and up to approximately 5000 ha in rainfed land farmed by outgrowers.
Despite overall progress, the irrigation works are incomplete and the Client requested external expertise in order to:
• appraise the current situation; and
• receive advice on the actions to be implemented in order to reach the irrigation objectives.
Preparation and implementation of a bioeconomic analysis model for coastal fisheries, and performance of fishery modeling exercises to test various management measures (2016-2017)
In the framework of the regional fisheries project for West Africa financed by the World Bank at the request of the State Secretariat for Fisheries and Maritime Economy (SEPEM), development of a bio-economic analysis model for coastal fisheries, and capacity building of the institutional actors involved in the monitoring, control, surveillance and management of fisheries on subjects related to: fisheries management, data collection, statistical analysis, stock assessment, and biological and bio-economic modelling. Performance of simulations of the impact of various management measures on fish stocks.
Technical assistance for the construction of regional industrial collaboration in cotton fibre manufacturing (2016-2018)
The purpose of this project is to improve the quality of cotton and its marketing with, on the one hand, a standardised method for analysing the cotton produced, and on the other hand, strengthening of the actors’ capacities in terms of sales techniques (use of the new standard, creation of a business network, on-lining of information, training on client relations, organisation of promotion events).
Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
French Development Agency
Expertise for PROPARCO for the analysis of a tree crops project and 5 business plans in West Africa (2016)
Analysis of relationships between the company and its raw material suppliers in terms of equity and safeguarding resources.
As-is analysis of the value chain and of its competitive environment.
Analysis of possible developments in these relationships depending on changes in the economic and political context.
Validation of the estimated costs and yields of the business plan and of a village development project.
Asset valuation, business valuation and due diligence of the state-owned company Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) (2015-2016)
The Support and Study Office for ESLSE with Ethiopia's Ministry of Transport, asked SOFRECO to carry out the asset valuation, business valuation and due diligence of the state-owned “Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise” (ESLSE). This assignment was part of the Ethiopian government's strategy to open some sectors of activity up to foreign investment.
All the merchant vessels of ESLSE fleet (comprising 9 multi-purpose and 2 tank vessels) were inspected for valuation. Asset valuation was also performed for the rolling stock (including 440 trucks), the lifting and handling equipment, the Addis Ababa offices, the dry ports buildings and warehouses and for the ESLSE buildings in Djibouti.
Strategic and operational audit of SNI (Société nationale d'investissement) [national investment company] with a view to its reorganisation (2015-2016)
The SNI is a national investment financing tool which must adapt to the current context in order to contribute to Cameroon’s growth objectives and enable the country’s ‘second industrialisation’ as set out in the Strategic Growth and Employment Paper.
The restructuring process will involve a detailed as-is analysis of SNI’s situation and of its institutional, political, economic and financial environment. An overall diagnosis (SWOT analysis) will lead to the formulation of concrete and detailed strategies and proposals for reorganisation in statutory, organisational, legal and financial terms. An action plan for their implementation will also be proposed.
Promotion of saving-and-loan groups and community-based, small-scale fishers' organisations in growth poles in the province of Zambezia (2015-2018)
Technical assistance to support and strengthen artisanal fishermen groups in the province of Zambezia.
Promotion of saving-and-loan groups and community-based, small-scale fishers' organisations in growth poles in the province of Zambezia: Pebane, Nicoaldala, Namacura, Quelimane and Chinde.
The initial objective is to support 325 fishers’ communities, representing more than 6500 members and 32500 indirect beneficiaries in the 5 above-mentioned districts.
Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu
Building the capacity of Pacific ACP Member States in data analysis and interpretation, in support of the stock assessment of inshore fisheries resources for fisheries management, through a regional training workshop (2013)
Training to build the capacity of Fiji, the Federal States of Micronesia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Palau in data analysis and interpretation in support of the stock assessment of inshore fisheries resources.
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