ACAMOZ - Support to the cashew nut value chain in Mozambique

Start
October 2018
End
December 2021
Project cost
2 000 000 €
Role in the project
Coordination

Countries

Mozambique

Fields

Agriculture Organic Agriculture Market REDD+

Sectors

Cashew

Main goals

Strengthen the cashew value chain to increase smallholder income and preserve natural resources, in a strengthened and more transparent institutional environment led by INCAJU

Specific objectives

  • Strengthen INCAJU to better integrate the cashew value chain into the international market through, inter alia, the provision of reliable and transparent market information
  • Increase the competitiveness and environmental & social sustainability of cashew production in Mozambique through a pilot project around the Gilé National Reserve in Zambezia

Beneficiaries

Incaju
5 000 stakeholders of the cashew value chain

Results

R1. Strengthening INCAJU's Institutional Capacity for Strategic Management of the Sector
R2. A market information system is operational
R3. A study with recommendations for improvement of the cashew sector's public policies, including the industrial policy for cashew processing in Mozambique, is available
R4. A dialogue mechanism between actors in the cashew sector is operational
R5. Producers around the Gilé National Reserve are organized into groups of producers or associations involved in production support, collection and marketing
R6. Agroforestry cropping systems for cashew are disseminated and adopted
R7. A fair trade system is put in place

Activities

A1. Diagnosis of the needs for the implementation of the Market Information System (MIS)
A2. Development of the MIS protocol
A3. Capacity building of Incaju focal points for MIS implementation
A4. Implementation of the MIS in the three northern provinces of the country
A5. Diagnosis of the institutional and legal framework and transformation capacities in Mozambique
A6. Preparation of recommendations and restitution of the study
A7. Preparation for strengthening interprofessional dialogue
A8. Animation of interprofessional dialogue
A9. Formalization of interprofessional dialogue
A10. Identification of intervention areas and beneficiaries around the Gilé National Reserve
A11. Structuring and support to producer groups and associations around the Reserve
A12. Support for small processing units around the Reserve
A13. Implementation of the MIS at the local level around the Reserve
A14. Integrated management of cashew trees
A15. Promotion of conservation agriculture practices
A16. Experimentation with the biological treatment of cashews
A17. Nursery management for the production of cashew seedlings
A18. Preparation for fair trade certification
A19. Training of producer groups and fair trade associations
A20. Market research for fair cashew
A21. FFL / FLO certification audit

Related documents

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Technical document
Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Agroprocessing, Spatial Planning, Market

Competitiveness of the cashew nut industry in Mozambique (Portuguese)

Pierre Ricau, Isabela Soares, équipe projet
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Technical document
Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Agroprocessing, Spatial Planning, Market

Competitiveness of the cashew nut industry in Mozambique (English)

Pierre Ricau, Isabela Soares, équipe projet
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Project report
Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Market, REDD+

ACAMOZ - Supporting the cashew value chain in Mozambique - 2nd progress report - December 2019

Jean-Baptiste Roelens, équipe projet
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Project report
Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Market, REDD+

ACAMOZ - Supporting the cashew value chain in Mozambique - Progress Report - June 2019

Jean-Baptiste Roelens, équipe projet
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Communication
Agriculture, Organic Agriculture

Our expertise and know-how for the development of Organic Agriculture in Africa

Julien Gonnet, Cédric Rabany, Noémie Rullier
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Pedagogical
Market

The West African Cashew sector in 2018 - General trends and country profiles - Analysis of cashew production, processing and trade in West Africa

Pierre Ricau, Cédric Rabany, Noémie Rullier
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Pedagogical
Market, ICT

2018 cashew season outcomes and 2019 outlooks

Pierre Ricau
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Pedagogical
Agriculture, Market, ICT

Our training and services related to market information

Pierre Ricau, François Griffon, Loïc Simonnot, Julien Gonnet, Cédric Rabany
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Agriculture, Market, ICT

Guide for the market analysis method used by N’Kalô

François Griffon, Pierre Ricau, Cédric Rabany, Julien Gonnet

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Holder of a master Tropical environment and Biodiversity, he worked for 3 years in French Guyana, notably as forest ecology and soil science research officer at CIRAD. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at the WWF in Madagascar, France and Democratic Republic of Congo as Forest and Climate program manager. At WWF, he supported conservation, forest landscape restoration and REDD+ projects, he also conducted campaign and advocacy work on forest policies and energy infrastructure development. He joined Etc Terra - then nitidæ - in May 2016 as MOZBIO project manager around the Gilé national reserve in the Zambézia province in Mozambique.

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