Olives and olive oil in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank and Gaza (EBRD-74285)

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
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Not Disclosed
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Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 21, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the main objective of this Assignment is twofold:

  1. assess opportunities and constraints for the development of the olive oil sector in Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank and Gaza, as well as the olive oil and table olive sectors in Egypt and evaluate potential areas for future investment and TC;
  2. provide initial capacity development assistance in the selected countries to support improved product quality and productivity in the olive and olive oil sectors, in particular for increased exports. Building on existing engagement in the sector, the FAO has a key role to play in supporting the development of the olive oil sector in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank and Gaza amongst stakeholders all along the value chain. FAO is an essential partner for project implementation because it: (i) has implemented with the EBRD the four TCs in olive oil (in Tunisia and Morocco) that this project builds on; (ii) has extensive knowledge of the region's olive oil sector; (iii) can leverage its strong relations with the region's Ministries of Agriculture and other public authorities for effective coordination; (iv) has expertise in launching and structuring successful policy dialogue together with the EBRD; and (v) has been advising governments on the olive oil sector through past work geographical indication, labelling, sector review and work on production costs.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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