Establishment of Centre of Excellence for Olive Research & Training (CEFORT) at BARI Chakwal

Name of the Project

Establishment of Centre of Excellence for Olive Research & Training (CEFORT) at BARI Chakwal

Objectives

  • To develop capabilities & capacities in Punjab for olive cultivation, management, post-harvest, processing and value addition/product development

  • To develop & adapt technologies for development of olive sector in Punjab through on-station and farmer participatory research

  • To act as a repository of olive genetic resources and their management

  • To undertake socio-economic research in olive crop

Duration

2018-19 to 2019-20

Total Cost

Rs. 283.121  Million

Allocation in 2019-20

Rs. 100  Million

Physical Activities

  • Construction of CEFORT 

  • Diagnostic Field Survey (No. of surveys)

  • Adaptability Trials (No.)

  • Stakeholder Consultations (No. of workshops)

  • Research Experiments /Trials (No.)

  • Establishment of olive multiplication blocks in private sector (No. of blocks)

  • Collection and Import of Olive Germplasm (No. of genotypes)

  • Organize Training of Trainers (No. 0f trainings)

  • National Olive Festival

  • Conference/workshops/seminars

  • Olive advisory services to olive stakeholders

Expected Outcome

Demand-driven research in olive cultivation, management, post-harvest, processing and value addition/product development addresses key issues faced by olive farmers and other stakeholders, so as to provide valid basis for increasing farmers’ profitability and sustainable sector development
       •  Potential olive varieties identified for future up-scaling of olive groves in southern Punjab
       •  Trained olive Service Providers developed for private sector growth  
       •  Capacity of private sector strengthened to produce true to type olive nursery plants and value-added products
       •  Socio-economic Research guides farmers and other stakeholders for value chain connectivity and enhanced profitability

Contact Detail of Focal Person

Muhammad Azeem Tariq 
Director
Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal
Cell No. 0333-5770746
barichakwal@yahoo.com