BOLIVIA

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.

Objetives:

  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

Activities:

  • 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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