ANADORA - Assistance to a cashew nut processing plant for organic certification in Côte d'Ivoire

June 2022
June 2023
Project cost
24 000 €
Role in the project
Organic conversion expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Market





Main goals

To transmit our knowledge of the implementation of an organic certification within a cashew processing company as well as with its suppliers (cooperatives) in order to guide them in the understanding of the requirements, the training of the personnel and the progressive compliance of the stakeholders involved.

Specific objectives

SO1. Perform a comparison between the initial situation and the one required by the organic farming specifications in order to establish an action plan to limit the risks and achieve compliance (e.g. organizational measures, training, new procedures, agricultural practices, meetings, buffer zones, dedicated storage, etc.)
SO2. Support the company in the implementation of this action plan by providing advice, models, explanations, and adaptations to the constraints encountered, and then proceed with a blank audit to remove the last non-conformities
SO3. Facilitate relations with the certification body (quotation, audit, contamination, non-conformities...) and ensure a follow-up of the certification during the 3 years of conversion (perennial crops)

Related people

Agronomist value chain tasks officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Ali Hatimy

Agronomist graduated from AgroParisTech and a dual degree from Sciences Po - Paris School of International Affairs, Master in International Development - he brings his expertise on agricultural value chains (cocoa, cashew nuts, hazelnuts), on agricultural advice, agroforestry and local agro-food processing. Multilingual (French, English, Moroccan and literary Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish), he also has an expertise on the geopolitical contexts and agricultural policies of North Africa and the Middle East: Morocco and Turkey in particular

Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project and studies building and management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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