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OliveCulture - Holistic and Multiprofessional Scheme for establishing a Pakistani OliveCulture Value Chain




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 1,500,000
€ 1,500,000


Against an import of 2 Billion Euro per year of edible oils, the general objective of this “OliveCulture” project aims to provide to the Pakistani state and the suitable provinces including neighboring areas with Afghanistan ) a holistic contribution aimed at the same time to secure food and nutrition, environmental resilience, cultural enhancement and, above all, a constant generation of primary or complementary income. The specific objective is to provide rural communities and institutional, public and private actors form Balochistan, Khyber Pakhunkhwa, (including the New Merged Districts, ex FATA), Pumjab, Gilgit Baltisan a sustainbale holistic mechanism for strengthening the Pakistani Olive Value Chain and its entire spectrum of professions to ensure continuity in the generation of income. The project aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of rural families and small farmers and capitalizes, with a specific systematization, all previous Italia initiatives in the sector. The actions concern: i) the creation of a baseline on the agronomic, environmental, cultural and social heritage of the olive tree capable of providing a Mechanism at federal and provincial level ii) institutionalize the Pakistan Olive Oil Council for the implementation of strategic tools and plans for an integrated “national olive oil legislative framework” including branding and certifications iii) support for an integrated, scientific characterization of the olive sector and training on good agronomic practices along the entire supply chain, incolving the processing industry, from farm to fork and on the food and tourism industries at different levels iv) increase the capacity of young people and Pakistani women in the economic enhancement and diversification of products and by-products derived from the olive oil value chain v)enhancement of the pre-existing cultural, health, nutritional and environmental aspects thus inserted in a cultural value chain through the promotion of the olive growing. The Project aims at launching Olive Culture places where most activities might gather, including training, nursery, mill, by-products. The project includes institutional support actions, capacity building, awareness and training for public and private stakeholders and scientific and technological updates for production and income generation activities thus strengthening the production quality, assistance for branding and marketing and other sector communication. read more close
Year Committed Used
2023 € 0 € 1,001,000
2021 € 1,500,000 € 499,000


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012212-01-0
  • AID012212/01/0
  • CRS Activity identifier2021000100
  • Planned start 2021/11/24
  • Planned End 2024/03/31
  • Actual start -
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Finalisation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 31110 - Agricultural policy and administrative management 18.0%
  • 31120 - Agricultural development 30.0%
  • 31182 - Agricultural research 10.0%
  • 31194 - Agricultural co-operatives 20.0%
  • 33210 - Tourism policy and administrative management 22.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition significant objective
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification significant objective
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 13.b - Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities
  • 2.3 - By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  • 4.7 - By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
  • 5.5 - Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 8.9 - By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products