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Olive Culture Pakistan


Titre : Olive Culture Pakistan

Pays : Pakistan
Date/Durée : 2021

Against an import of 2 Billion Euro per year of edible oils, the general objective of this “OliveCulture” project aims to provide to the Pakistani state and the suitable provinces including neighboring areas with Afghanistan ) a holistic contribution aimed at the same time to secure food and nutrition, environmental resilience, cultural enhancement and, above all, a constant generation of primary or complementary income. The specific objective is to provide rural communities and institutional, public and private actors form Balochistan, Khyber Pakhunkhwa, (including the New Merged Districts, ex FATA), Pumjab, Gilgit Baltisan a sustainbale holistic mechanism for strengthening the Pakistani Olive Value Chain and its entire spectrum of professions to ensure continuity in the generation of income. The project aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of rural families and small farmers and capitalizes, with a specific systematization, all previous Italia initiatives in the sector. The actions concern : i) the creation of a baseline on the agronomic, environmental, cultural and social heritage of the olive tree capable of providing a Mechanism at federal and provincial level ii) institutionalize the Pakistan Olive Oil Council for the implementation of strategic tools and plans for an integrated “national olive oil legislative framework” including branding and certifications iii) support for an integrated, scientific characterization of the olive sector and training on good agronomic practices along the entire supply chain, incolving the processing industry, from farm to fork and on the food and tourism industries at different levels iv) increase the capacity of young people and Pakistani women in the economic enhancement and diversification of products and by-products derived from the olive oil value chain v)enhancement of the pre-existing cultural, health, nutritional and environmental aspects thus inserted in a cultural value chain through the promotion of the olive growing. The Project aims at launching Olive Culture places where most activities might gather, including training, nursery, mill, by-products. The project includes institutional support actions, capacity building, awareness and training for public and private stakeholders and scientific and technological updates for production and income generation activities thus strengthening the production quality, assistance for branding and marketing and other sector communication.


Financement : AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (Government)
Budget : € 1,500,000

Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS)

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