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Integrated vegetable, flower and fruit tree production (Cabo Verde)

Cap Vert

Titre : Integrated vegetable, flower and fruit tree production (Cabo Verde)

Pays : Cap Vert

Dates : Start date : 1 January 2012 // End date : 10 September 2020

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSI11CV21

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

Cabo Verde has a serious shortage of vegetables, fruits and flowers, resulting in high prices and food deficiencies.In restaurants the shortage can be easily recognised by taking a closer look at the menu throughout the year. Only the top end hotel restaurants will invest in more variation of their menu by importing expensive vegetables and fruits from Europe and Brazil. Flowers are being imported from the Netherlands.

The local production of vegetables depends on the season, is not always the best quality, does not follow the regulations of hygiene and food safety and cannot satisfy the demand of the market. This provides a good market opportunity for this project to start a company to produce high quality, GlobalGAP certified vegetables and flowers for the hotel and restaurant market on the island of Santiago in order to replace imports.

The company will produce year-round in plastic greenhouses on substrate and will use the effluent water, rich in minerals, to irrigate a fruit tree nursery. The joint venture company Floriom will be formed by the Dutch horticultural development company Agriom B.V. and the Cabo Verdean company Flor de Lakakan SA. Flor de Lakakan is already producing and selling ornamental plants, trees and shrubs and doing the landscaping and the maintenance of gardens of Governmental institutions, hotels and restaurants. The company will start working with three outgrowers for the production of some flowers for the bouquet production line. The latter will be extended once the concept has been proven.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Flor De Lakakan, SA, Agriom B.V.

Budget Total : €386,581

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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