AGROCAINE: Strengthening capacity of fruit processing plant of the Association of Farmers of Caine

Characteristics of project

Location: Community Sucusuma in the Canton Julo municipality of Torotoro, in the Province Charcas, Dept. of Potosí

Local partner: CIPCA (Center for Investigation and Promotion of Farmers) (Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado) Region of Cochabamba

Justification: AGROCAINE already counts with a micro fruit processing plant (sweets, marmelade and juice) that offers additional value for fruit species that do not achieve a good price on the market, such as guava and lemon; today there is insufficient physical space as well as machine limitations and insufficient industrial safety obstruct work potential and limit quality of life of associated rural families.


  1. Strengthen technical capacities of fruit processing micro-plant
  2. Train local work force and maximize production process
  3. Improve infractructure conditions of micro-plant


  • Structure comparison table of price for additional processing equipment, instruments and industrial safety. 
  • Aquire and transport additional processing equipment and instruments and for industrial safety. 
  • Install and launch the plant. 
  • Design and reorganize storage room of raw material and finished products. 
  • Build storage room. 
  • Design china cover of current processing micro-plant with Duralit slabs and build cover roof.
  • Renovate water storage tank.
  • Build perimeter fence with barbed wire. 
  • Develop training plan to qualify workforce in operation and maintenance of fruit processing micro-plant.  
  • Design and develop training plan about management and administration of micro-plant for members of the board of directors of AGROCAINE. 

Beneficiary population: Direct 70 families (320 persons, half of them are women). Indirect 210 families 1.546 persons) living in the region.

Duration of project: Year 2009

Budget and financing: 47.871€ (participate Ay. Zarautz and FRM)

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