PRIVATE AREA

The access to the Private Area of the Promotion of the Production and Marketing of Olive Oil in Pakistan is restricted to Administrators.

A Username and Password is required to access this Private Area.

PRIVATE AREA

 

Click here to download/view the file (12,4 MB). This file is available in Downloads area.

AN ATLAS OF SUITABLE AREAS FOR OLIVE GROWING IN 14 DISTRCTS ON NWFP AND BALOCHISTAN

(2009, 117 pp. - Language: English)

What do you think of the website?

Suggestions, comments, reviews, notes, recommendations, etc. are very welcome.

Your opinion is important for us.

Please fill in the below

form (*).

 

SEND SUGGESTIONS

 

(*) The form will be anonymous and it will not request any personal details.

Click here to download/view the file (1,56 MB). This file is available in Downloads area.

EDIBLE OILS IN PAKISTAN
AN OVERVIEW WITH A FOCUS ON OLIVE OIL

(2008, 86 pp. - Language: English)

Click here to download/view the light version (1,57 MB). The high quality version is available in Downloads area.

SELECTION OF SUITABLE AREAS FOR
OLIVE GROWING IN PAKISTAN

(2008, 80 pp. - Language: English)

Promotion of the Production and Marketing of Olive Oil

 

Country: Pakistan

Nature of funding: Aid

Financing body: Directorate General for Development Cooperation – Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Executing body: Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare – Firenze

Summary: Implementation of a GIS exclusively for olive cultivation, specialist missions and training of the counterpart’s staff.

Beginning of activities: July 2007.

End of activities: September 2009.

 

In recent years Pakistan has witnessed a constant growth in demand for edible oils which has essentially been met by imported product.

The extent of the demand has induced the authorities, in particular the Pakistani Government Ministry of Agriculture (MINFAL, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock) through the PODB (Pakistan Oilseed Development Board) to increase the national output of edible oils. This has brought about an increase in the land-area planted with rapeseed and sunflower and also an attempt to introduce new species in order to phase down imports in the coming years. So far, the new species introduced which it is hoped will lead to sustainable domestic production are palm oil, coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil.

Jointly with PODB, MINFAL launched a project for producing olive oil in the country.

The Pakistani Ministry of Agriculture is presently funding the “Rapid conversion of wild olives into bearing species” project, implemented by PODB, with the following objectives:

  • To increase the domestic production of extra-virgin olive oil and diminish its importation from third countries.

  • Improve the living and economic standards of farmers.

  • Encourage private investment in rural areas, especially infrastructure.

  • In general provide opportunities of work to local communities.

The project “Promotion of the production and marketing of olive oil” was launched in order to support the PODB to reach these objectives.

The project ran for twelve months covering one entire production cycle. An extension phase of seven months, started in July 2008, has been foreseen in order to continue some Project activities. All the project initiatives are conducted through the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare of Florence, a technical advisory body to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by virtue of its technical and scientific knowledge in olive growing and its extensive experience in implementing initiatives of international development cooperation funded by the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation.

The initiatives are monitored and supervised in loco by an international expert in olive cultivation who makes use of Italian NGOs working locally for certain prescribed activities.

PODB makes technicians available in support of the project as well as covering local costs. The DGCS – Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides technical assistance, training and the purchase of the tools necessary for the project to commence.

 

Beneficiaries of the project

The short-term direct beneficiaries of the project will be trained local technicians and the peasants who will manage the olive groves. The long term beneficiaries will be consumers.

 

Project Activities

Land suitability

  • Data elaboration and production of a work concerning “Land Suitability” for olives in Pakistan.

  • Selection of suitable areas for olive growing.

 

Marketing Study

  • Implementation of an olive oil marketing study.

 

Preparation of a participatory National Olive Sector Development Plan

  • Support and technical assistance to MINFAL and PODB for the preparation of a document concerning guidelines for the development of the sector for the next 15-20 years (Olive Sector Development Strategy).

  • Organizing regional and national workshops involving all potential stakeholders in order to gather information and relevant points to be inserted in the document.

 

Technical trainings for local growers associations

  • Training on agronomy applied to olive plantations.

  • Orchard husbandry including: irrigation, IPM (integrated pest management), fertilization, pruning and all related activities).

  • Nursery.

  • Harvest/Post harvest.

  • Training in olive tests/analysis.

  • Processing.

  • Oil quality.

 

Establishment of demonstration sites

  • Selection of 10 suitable sites located in different agro-ecological regions for demonstration purposes.

  • Installation of necessary infra-structure (fences, irrigation, tool sheds, shaded tunnels).

  • Identification, selection, and procurement of relevant/ appropriate cultivars from Italy and Mediterranean area.

 

Infrastructures

  • Procurement of a continuous oil extraction unit to be used for demonstration and training purposes.

Go to Videos section A nurseryman propagating olives (Peshawar)

 

 

Selection of Suitable Areas for Olive Growing in Pakistan: National Level Analysis - Click to View the Map or Navigate in the Map.

Selection of Suitable Areas for Olive Growing in Pakistan: National Level Analysis

 

 

Selection of Suitable Areas for Olive Growing in 14 Districts on NWFP and Balochistan: District Level Analysis - Click to View the Map or Navigate in the Map.

Selection of Suitable Areas for Olive Growing in 14 Districts on NWFP and Balochistan: District Level Analysis

 

 

Olive cultivars introduced in Pakistan

 

If you have more information about olive cultivars growing in Pakistan, such as harvest time in your country or new cultivars established, please send an e-mail following the link below*, in order to enrich our database.

 

SEND CULTIVAR INFORMATION

 

(*) No personal information will be requested.

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Access

 


Search in the site