A local TV program is covering a field trip in Colombia, with participation from Ecuadorian extractors and Ancupa's technicians. Participants demonstrate and discuss achievements of this CFC financed project that is implemented by FLIPA (The Latin American Fund for Oil Palm Innovations).
The project on Prevention of Seed Cotton Contamination in West Africa (CFC/ICAC/38) is funded by the European Union and the Common Fund for Commodities and was operationally completed in March 2013. The main objective of the project is to increase the commercial quality of the harvested cotton with improved handling, packing, processing and storage.
IFDC as the Project Executing Agency (PEA) has produced a video film about the project.
CFC is funding a project on expanding the potential of olive oil production and processing in Argentina and other Latin American countries (CFC/IOOC/08). The project is hosted by the University of Catamarca, which is located in one of the provinces in Northern Argentina.
In this video project activities are shown in particular the setting-up and the test runs of a modern two phase olive oil processing plant. The olive oil processed by this plant is marketed under the brand name “Olivares del Valle”.
This project (CFC/IOOC/06) transferred best practices and know how in sustainable olive orchard irrigation to enhance and stabilize the crop yields of small scale olive farmers in two Mediterranean countries, Morocco and Syria. Activities aimed at raising the earnings of the farmers and adding value to the commodity in terms of the productivity of olives and the quality of olive oil, through the development and operation of four pilot demonstration fields in significant olive-growing areas of differing soil and climatic conditions, where rained or traditional irrigation methods now prevail.