Beles, the major tool for economic empowerment of the rural poor

cactus pears are staple food for the survival of most livestock and rural communities, particularly during the drought times. It is considered as a strategic crop that can cope with climate change in this area.

Benefitting more than 15,000 farmers

A new plant that will process, mainly involving cleaning and packaging, four tons of fresh cactus pears per hour. In the future, it will start producing juice, jam, syrup, oil and nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that have higher added value.

Beles, the major tool for economic empowerment of the rural poor

cactus pears are staple food for the survival of most livestock and rural communities, particularly during the drought times. It is considered as a strategic crop that can cope with climate change in this area.

Supporting unemployed young graduates

Once completed, the project will benefit more than 15,000 farmers, many unemployed young graduates and more than 100 local venders in the region

A Project to Benefit more than 15,000 farmers and many unemployed young graduates

The project will help by developing linkages with export markets by creating a public-private partnership that will accelerate the transformation of Beles to advanced products and further increase the income of local households and enhance the rural economy,

Production Maximization

Trained Farmers on business skills, Cactus plantation and management techniques, and harvest and post harvest.

collection of High Quality Fruits

Trained Coops on Coop. management, business skill; cash flow, quality fruit grading and safe transport, and good access to credit.

International standard Beles Processing

Gained business admin. skill, Gained marketing skill, HACCP & GMP (Food Safety) and, Machine Operation and Maintenance

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