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.
The study is named “Feasibility study of the production, storage and commercialisation of high quality (sweet) potatoes” 2004-2005. Above study has been finalized with an enormous potential to realize a project. Negotiation are on hand at the moment between Ostra International and Gema, part of the Ministry of sugar in Cuba in order to realise a project.
These two market studies for Eurobagging have been finished with a very positive result. In France as well as in Sweden contracts have been signed with importers for the marketing of Eurobagging machines. Also a considerable amount of machines and silage bags have been sold. Above market study has been subsidised by NIOF, cooperation north Netherlands.