FIRM PROJECT REFERENCES

Agriculture


  • Benin – Access to Market Program – Review of Feasibility study and Design for a Mandatory Inspection Station for Fish Products – Conducted a review of the feasibility study and design for a mandatory inspection station for fish products (MCC, 2010)
  • Burkina Faso -Improvement of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Inspection and Compliance Regime – Assisted in opening new markets for Burkinabe agricultural products by improving the accuracy and reliability of government inspections and certification documents, training inspectors and recommending appropriate laboratory equipment for inspection (Ministry of Agriculture, USTDA, 2011-2013)
  • Burkina Faso – SOBFEL Fruit and Vegetable Processing Facility Feasibility Study – Conducteda cost-benefit analysis of investing in a value-added fruit and vegetable processing facility, including a market assessment and business strategy, assessment of production capacity and equipment requirements, and an impact assessment for SOBFEL, a PPP created to improve market development for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables in Burkina Faso (USTDA, 2011-2013)
  • Burkina Faso -Technical Assistance for the Development of a Strategy to Promote the Bagré site – Developed a strategy to increase economic activity through private investment, generate employment and enhance agricultural production in the Bagré Growth Pole. This included structuring viable transactions in the area and providing technical assistance for the identification and selection of private investors (World Bank and Maison de l’Entreprise du Burkina Faso, 2013-2014)
  • Hungary -Technical Assistance to Agricultural Exporters in Hungary – Undertook a detailed analysis of existing agricultural exports from Hungary, the markets they were exported to, and confirmed volumes and trends. A quick “hit list” was developed of specific products that had a good chance to increase exports to Western markets was developed (USAID, 1992)
  • Mali –Impact Evaluation and Quantitative Population-Based Surveys for USAID/Mali’s Feed the Future (FTF) Cereal Value Chain (CVC) Activity – engaged to conduct an evaluation of USAID/Mali’s Feed the Future (FTF) Cereal Value Chain (CVC) Activity, which is being implemented by ACDI/VOCA. The impact evaluation and population-based surveys will provide information and data to support future USAID/Mali programmatic decisions and help meet the mission’s FTF reporting requirements. This evaluation will capture the value of USAID investments in Mali and assess the effectiveness of USAID’s value chain approach as a driver of inclusive economic development, allowing for more effective resource allocation and management decisions (USAID, 2014-2019)
  • Morocco – Technical Assistance for Cold Storage of Palm Dates – Conducted a comprehensive study to identify the specific needs of and feasibility for date cold storage and associated postharvest handling infrastructure, including value-added product agro-processing facilities that would help reduce the losses in quantity and quality of dates in Morocco (USTDA, 2009-2013)
  • Morocco –Technical Assistance Cold Chain Storage for Fisheries– Identified the specific needs of cold storage infrastructure and facilities to reduce losses in the fish catch and increased the added value in the fish chain in Morocco in order to boost the development of cold chain in the fishery sector with focus on coastal and artisanal fleet (Office National des Pêches/USTDA, 2010-2012)
  • Morocco – Final Evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Morocco Project for Artisanal Fisheries – Conduced an evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (through the Millennium Challenge Account – MCA) Artisanal Fisheries Project to assess the relevancy, efficiency, performance, effects, impacts and durability of the Project (MCC, 2013)
  • Nicaragua – Feasibility Study – Export and Technical Assistance, Fruit and Vegetable processing facilities. Private Sector Assistance Project – Provided comprehensive technical assistance to the fruit and vegetable processing industry, as well as a feasibility study for the exports of mangos to the USA – resulting in the construction of an aseptic processing plant to treat the mangos before their export to the USA (USAID, 1992-1994)
  • Nigeria – Non-Lending Technical Assistance Trade in Agricultural Market – Undertook a market study focusing on two grains (maize and sorghum) and two export crops (cocoa and sesame) with the objective of assisting the Government of Nigeria to create an enabling environment and underpinning conditions for viable trading platforms for agriculture commodities (World Bank, 2014)
  • Republic of Georgia – Development of the Georgian National Wine Strategy and Action Plan – Assessed wine legislation, trade regulations, as well as bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade agreements; conducted a systemic review of the wine industry and identified firm-level constraints to growth; designed a long-term strategy for the Georgian government to support the expansion of the sector; developed action plans and a detailed road map encompassing the entire wine industry to facilitate the strategy’s implementation; and, recommended a set of legislative and policy changes to enhance the sector’s competitiveness (World Bank, 2008-2011)
  • Sierra Leone – Consulting Services for 2013 Agriculture Sector Review in Sierra Leone – Provided a comprehensive review of the progress in the implementation of the Smallholder Commercialization Program in order to provide solid guidance for the development of the agriculture sector (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security, 2014).