As a follow-up of the March visit, recently technical assistants and a training course have been given to specialists of a fruit and vegetable export centre. It was about an onion packing line.
Recently, Ostra International found a customer in Venezuela for a French fries factory. In the mean time, in cooperation with Kiremko, an application for a subsidized PESP study project has been sent to EVD. Recently an approval has been received to execute this feasibility study in Venezuela. The study is called: “ state-off-the-art French fries production plant in Venezuela ” Ostra International is the initiator of this project which will be executed in cooperation with Kiremko; Montfoort and TCA; Caracas.
Recently, Ostra International executed technical assistance, training and a potato field demonstration on a APH project in Sudan. Along the Nile river, potatoes are being cultivated in the dessert on a modern way.
Ostra International started a professional cooperation with the company Garva s.a. in Havana. Together with Garva, agricultural machines, implements and spare parts will be sold to existing and new clients in Cuba. Garva is a Mexican-Cuban company and is active in the supply of parts and materials to industrial and agri mechanisation distributors.
Ostra International will execute commercial activities in Latin America for Ottevanger Milling Engineers. This cooperation will start at the International Poultry and feed expo in Atlanta USA. See enclosed invitation here.
Ostra International is very active in the agricultural and horticultural sector in Venezuela. For various Dutch suppliers, the local market has been developed in the private and government sector. Some of the projects are: • Feed mills in cooperation with Ottevanger milling engineers • Greenhouses in cooperation with Dalsem horticultural projects • Potato processing in cooperation with Kiremko • Potato handling in cooperation with Bijlsma Hercules • Potato storages in cooperation with Thinkingsteel In cooperation with de Venezuelan government, various projects are being developed in the agri – food sector.
After a successful visit to Venezuela, Ostra international together with Dalsem and TCA, will execute a market research for greenhouses. Recently a request for subsidy has been submitted to the EVD.
In September, Ostra International visited Colombia together with Nivoba and Agriterra. During various meetings with the client, the Ministry of agriculture and a bank, big interest was shown in the production of cassava starch. Furthermore the production of bio-ethanol from cassava starch seems to be a hot item. Both options will be included in the PESP study. Later news will follow.
During a study trip of Ostra International to Colombia a potential customer for a yucca (cassava) project has been approached. In the mean time in cooperation with Nivoba Veendam, an application for a subsidized PESP study project has been sent to EVD. Recently an approval has been received to execute this feasibility study in Monteria; in the north of Colombia. The study is called: “Integral Project Cassava and Starch production in Colombia” Ostra International is the initiator of this project which will be executed in cooperation with Nivoba bv; Veendam and Agriterra; Arnhem. Later news will follow.
Recently a proposal for a potato project has been presented to the Ministry of Agriculture of Venezuela. Ostra International is initiator of a new formed company to run this project.