UNIDO - Medicinal and Aromatic Plants project (EFTA)

Progetto concluso

This project contributes with US$ 2.85 million over a period of 4 years in order to enhance the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) sector in Egypt through a vertically integrated approach. For many years Egypt has been producing and exporting MAP products (herbs and spices). However, the Egyptian MAP sector suffers from limited capacity to produce in terms of quality and safety standards, lack of professional advisory services, in addition to a highly fragmented and underdeveloped supply chain. These factors negatively affect the position of Egyptian MAP products both in the local and export markets and consequently the ability to increase production of high value products in addition to weakening the bargaining power of Egyptian producers and exporters. This has a negative effect on the potential for income and employment generation.

The project aims at raising the position, competitiveness and safety of Egyptian MAP products in export markets and at developing its entire local supply chain. Thus, it will be based on an integrated development approach composed of three pillars: 1) Quality enforcement- 2) Product development- 3) Access to exports markets.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Egitto
nachhaltigerhandel
15.10.2010 - 30.06.2016
CHF  3’157’000
Contesto

For many years Egypt has been producing and exporting MAP products (herbs and spices). However, the Egyptian MAP sector suffers from limited capacity to produce in terms of quality and safety standards, lack of professional advisory services, in addition to a highly fragmented and underdeveloped supply chain. These factors affect the position of Egyptian MAP products both in the local and export markets and consequently the ability to increase production of high value products in addition to weakening the bargaining power of Egyptian producers and exporters. This has a negative effect on the potential for income and employment generation.

Obiettivi

The project aims at raising the competitiveness and safety of Egyptian MAP products in export markets and at developing its entire local supply chain.

Effetti a medio termine

1) Quality enforcement : Improving linkages, productivity, quality and compliance to TBT/SPS requirements throughout the supply chain

2) Product development : Strengthening SME capacities in product development and value addition for export growth and diversification

3) Access to export Markets: Enhancing position in export markets through coordinated efforts on enforcing compliance criteria, branding and pricing strategies

Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

1) Quality enforcement

Output 1.1 2 MAP Service Centers established in concentrated production areas to provide advisory services to supply chain members (modular approach)

Output 1.2 10 SMEs (final processors/exporters, representing 80% of the MAP exports) upgraded in terms of productivity, quality, food safety and traceability.

Output 1.3 20 SMEs (pre-processors/local traders) upgraded in terms of GHP/GMP, food safety standards and production techniques.

Output 1.4 Growers (50% MAP production) upgraded in terms of production and handling practices, food safety standards, GHP/GAP and responsiveness to demanded varieties.

2) Product development

Output 2.1 Product portfolio increased by min. 5 new products

i3) Access to export Markets

Output 3.1 Export consortium established for MAP products managing a collective export and branding strategy

Output 3.2 Market access improved with larger participation of local SMEs in the export markets


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

Lessons learnt : UNIDO project in MAP sector in Uruguay

One of UNIDO?s most successful projects in strengthening the trade capacity of the MAP sector was implemented in Uruguay during the last 4 years. The project is based on upgrading SMEs in terms of quality, productivity, management, technology and marketing. In addition to assistance to individual companies, they were supported to form an export consortium that started exporting under the same developed brand "Phyto-Uruguay". All the enterprises adopted a common GHP/GMP protocol based on national and international standards and market requirements including traceability, against which the beneficiary SMEs got qualified and certified internationally and decided to jointly invest in a lyophilization plant.


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • Industrial Development Organization


Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    3’157’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    3’157’000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 15.10.2010 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)