ANAGROCLIM - Study for the construction of a cashew production forecasts model in Ivory Coast

June 2019
June 2021
Project cost
75 000 €
Role in the project
Cashew and modeling of plant growth expert


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Climate Modeling



Main goals

In its objective of developing the cashew nut sector, the "Cotton and Cashew Council" of Côte d'Ivoire wants to develop tools to better control cashew production through a better knowledge of the yield components of the cashew, in particular through the understanding of its sensitivity to pedoclimatic factors

Specific objectives

Improve knowledge of the Ivorian orchard and develop a methodology for agroclimatic forecasting of cashew production in Côte d'Ivoire


The exploitation of the crop forecasting agro-climatic model should allow:

  • improve knowledge of the factors influencing the yield of cashew by a review of the literature and surveys / field observations
  • improve understanding of current farming practices and the effects of innovations that affect production
  • forecast the production of cashew nuts according to the meteorological conditions and the distribution and the age of the plantations (geo-referencing to be carried out)
  • improve agricultural advice on the production of cashew nuts
  • establish varietal research strategies adapted to local contexts
  • study the effects of climate change on cashew production and propose adaptation strategies


  • Document review and definition of the crop forecasting model adapted to the production of cashew nuts in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Definition of the indicators monitored to feed the crop forecast model database
  • Data collection and statistical analysis
  • Exploitation of the crop forecast model database

Related people

Chargé de projet modélisation agroclimatique / Agriculture & Marché / Côte d'Ivoire

Ulrich Allé

PhD in hydrology from the University Abomey-Calavi (Benin), with experience in agroclimatic modeling and the creation of community areas of biodiversity conservation, he brings his expertise in agroclimatology in the framework of the development of a crop forecasting model applied to cashew trees in Ivory Coast

Project Manager / France

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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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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Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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Task officer / Forest & REDD+ / France

Marc Bouvier

PhD from AgroParisTech in environmental sciences, he brings his expertise in remote sensing and vegetation modeling. His thesis, carried out between INRAE and the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, allowed him to develop skills in mapping forest ecosystems. With experience in a design office and at the IRD, he joined N'lab' in 2024 to put his skills at the service of innovative projects, notably Anagroclim with the mapping and yield forecasting of cashew trees orchards