ANA2 - The cashew nuts shelling: an opportunity for the people of northern Côte d'Ivoire

January 2007
December 2010
Project cost
900 000 €
Role in the project
Value Chain


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroprocessing Market



Main goals

Fight against poverty

  • Promote equality and empower women
  • Ensure economic and social development while preserving natural resources
  • Facilitate the integration of vulnerable populations into the global economy, notably through the promotion of Fair Trade
  • Contribute to the creation of added value through local transformation
  • Contribute to peace in Côte d'Ivoire by sustainably improving the living conditions of women and young people whose socio-economic situation is affected by the conflict

Specific objectives

Encourage the creation of income-generating activities for vulnerable populations through the sustainable development of the cashew nut industry


5,000 people from target group families, Ivorian state thanks to the creation of added value, traders and craftsmen of the North zone


R1. An agro-processing system for local processing of cashew nuts exists in the northern regions of Côte d'Ivoire, enabling the income of vulnerable populations to be improved
R2. Processing technology is popularized in the northern area, making dehulling equipment available locally and allowing unit maintenance
R3. The increase in volumes of marketed kernels (local and international markets) by the Farmers' Organizations, according to the international standards in force, improves the rural economy of the North of Côte d'Ivoire
R4. A public/private debate is organized, allowing the definition of a concerted policy conducive to the development of agro-food clusters in northern Côte d'Ivoire


A1. Design and dissemination of teaching tools
A2. Organization of training of local organizations
A3. Promotion of cashew kernels
A4. Support for the export of semi-finished products

Related people


Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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