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1 Suriname Quality Fruits & Vegetable PACKINGHOUSE VEAPS Vereniging Exporteurs Agrarische Produkten Suriname

2 Description of the Initiative Suriname Quality Fruits & Vegetables Packing House Establish a fruit and vegetable packing house oriented to exporting quality produce from Suriname to EU and Caribbean.

3 Strategic Importance of the Packinghouse Reduce costs, become export competitive Increase reliable production in volume and quality Guarantee food safety Move to more sustainable production practices (comply with Global Gap) Reduce bureaucracy and handling inefficiencies, particularly at the airport

4 STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE IMPROVE QUALITY MECHANICAL DAMAGED FRUIT CHEMICAL DAMAGE PACKINGHOUSE DISORDER NO EFFICIENCY

5 IMPROVED OPERATIONS & HANDLING IMPROVED SORTING & WASHING TABLES SIZING RINGS POLYTHENE CRATES used to collect the products

6 EFFICIENT HANDLING & PACKAGING SYSTEMS Mechanised forklifttruck

7 GLOBAL GAP COMPLIANT Vegetable & Fruit washing/drying stations Drying units

8 PACKINGHOUSE SCHEME –stakeholders

9 ACTIONS TO CARRY OUT STEP-BY-STEP PLAN (WHAT, WHO, WHEN) ActivityResponsibleDate Initial Support for Packinghouse concept (MinAg, SBF, VEAPS, Governor of Central Bank) Umar Taus, Riekhnath Sanchit Completed (2007-12) Develop Terms of Reference for Packinghouse feasibility and business plan Taus, Sanchit, Algoe 30 June 2012 Tender for Consultancy for Business Plan and Design of Packinghouse & funding request proposals Taus, Sanchit, Algoe 15 July 2012 Overseeing consultancy conducting studyTaus, Sanchit, Algoe Aug-Oct 2012 Presentation & Dialogue with Food and Product Authority (VWA) in Holland Taus, Sanchit, Algoe Sept 2012 Outreach events to present business plan to stakeholders MAAHF (Extension) 1-31 Nov 2012 Submit proposals and secure financing for funding Taus, Sanchit, Algoe, SBC Nov-Dec 2012 Initiate construction of PackinghouseTaus, Sanchit, Algoe Feb 2013 Initiate operations of PackinghouseTaus, Sanchit, Algoe Jan 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 Resources Needed RESOURCE (financial and other e.g., facilities, services, etc.) Estimated CostPossible Sources Hire consultant to prepare tenderUS$10,000MinAg (LVV) Consultancy for feasibility, business plan, funding requests US$50,000MinAg (LVV) Outreach Events US$7,500MinAg (LVV) Investment Funding for the Packing House - Land - Building, land reclamation - Equipment & supplies - Operating Costs (first 3 yrs, $200,000/year) - Contingencies (5%) Granted by GoS US$2,000,000 US$600,000 US$200,000 Loan Financing from NOB, IDB, exporters (VEAPS), equipment producers (India/China), others Total Investment Required US$4,802,500

11 PRODUCTS/ RESULTS MEASURES OF SUCCESS Feasibility Study/Business Plan/Packinghouse design/Funding proposals – 31 October 2012 Financing secured – 31 December 2012 Initiate construction of Packinghouse – February 2013 Initiate operations of Packinghouse – January 2014

12 LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE LEADERS (Trekker) – Soeresh Algoe, Deputy Dir., MAAHF – Umar Taus, President, VEAPS – Riekhnath Sanchit, Secretary, VEAPS TECHNICAL LEADER(s) – Radjendre Debie – Philip Tjon A Tjoi INTIATIVE ACTION TEAM – MAAHF (Extension service) – Maureen Silos


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