Olive Oil in Pakistan

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QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA PER LA COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO AGRICOLO TROPICALE - 9 GIACOMO MORELLI

EDIBLE OILS IN PAKISTAN
AN OVERVIEW WITH A FOCUS ON OLIVE OIL

9 ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO PER L’OLTREMARE
GIACOMO MORELLI

e work presented is the final delivery of a mission of the author in Pakistan within the project ‘Promotion of the production and marketing of olive oil’. e project has been financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by IAO (Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare, Italy) in close collaboration with the PODB-MINFAL (Pakistan Oilseeds Development Board - Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock). e justification of the project is the extreme burden of the bill for edible oils importation in the Pakistani balance of payments, the second absolute largest one aer petroleum and its derivates and the single largest one for food items. e work is divided into two main sections: the first one is a brief overview of the edible oils in Pakistan whereas the second one focuses on olive oil market and attempt to describe future scenarios of olive oil production and market in Pakistan. It is the first work done about this specific sector of edible oil and hence it is intended to be an initial tool useful for foreseeing what can happen in the olive oil market in the coming years.

GIACOMO MORELLI

EDIBLE OILS IN PAKISTAN
AN OVERVIEW WITH A FOCUS ON OLIVE OIL
QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA PER LA COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO AGRICOLO TROPICALE AN OVERVIEW WITH A FOCUS ON OLIVE OIL

Giacomo Morelli is an independent agri-business consultant, MSc graduated in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agricultural Science at the Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence, Italy) in 2002. He worked for the private sector, NGOs and public bodies. He experienced working in Italy, Latin America, Africa and finally Asia. He has been in charge of different tasks as reorganizing agricultural production processes, ideating and managing agricultural projects and carrying on feasibility studies, business plans and agricultural market researches and studies. Currently he is still practising as independent agri-business consultant and at the same time attending a program of studies in agricultural economics at the CeDep (Centre for Development, Envorinment & Policy), SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, United Kingdom.

ISTITUTO AGRONOMICO PER L’OLTREMARE FLORENCE - ITALY
http://www.iao.florence.it

ISBN 978-88-89507-07-0

Masso delle Fate

EDIBLE OILS IN PAKISTAN

Front cover: Works in progress at the newly established oil mill in Tarnab (NWFP) - R. Del Cima, 2008

9 - QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA PER LA COOPERAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO AGRICOLO TROPICALE

Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare

GIACOMO MORELLI

EDIBLE OILS IN PAKISTAN
AN OVERVIEW WITH A FOCUS ON OLIVE OIL

Florence 2008

Ministero degli Affari Esteri Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare

Via Antonio Cocchi, 4 - 50131 Florence (Italy) Tel: ++39 055 5061.1 Fax: ++39 055 5061333 www.iao.florence.it iao@iao.florence.it First edition december 2008 No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, imcluding photocopying, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare.

Graphics: Laura Bonaiuti, IAO Printed in Italy NOVA ARTI GRAFICHE Signa, Florence

Index
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Justification of the Work Analysis of Edible Oils Market in Pakistan (Research Questions 1 and 2) Imports, Production and Consumption/Demand Imports Costs, Production Costs and Selling Prices Analysis of Olive Oil Market in Pakistan (Research Questions 3 and 4) World Market – Overview World Production World Consumption World Trade – Export World Trade - Import Current Cultivation of Olive Trees in Pakistan Current Olive Oil Market in Pakistan Local Production and Market Future...
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