ANAPAIX - Professional structuring of the cashew nut sector: a sustainable contribution to peace

January 2004
December 2008
Project cost
1 000 000 €
Role in the project


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroecology Agroprocessing Market



Main goals

Improving the living conditions of the poor and the agro-ecological balance in 5 conflict-affected northern regions

Specific objectives

  • Securing opportunities and increasing cashew revenues through a Quality and Management Training Program
  • Diversify and increase employment by developing artisanal shelling and local consumption
  • Implementation of a strategy and a national policy of industrial shelling


Cashewnut producers in 4 regions in the north of the country


R1. 200 leaders and farmers trained in 4 northern regions
R2. 200 women and young people trained in processing and marketing techniques
R3. Revenue increase of 35 million euros/year
R4. Better protection of soil against erosion by planting cashew
R5. Reduction of North-South disparities


A1. Professionalisation of the raw nut sector "production - collection - marketing"
A2. Training in quality, management, economy of the industry
A3. Experimentation, training and technical and financial support for the artisanal sector
A4. Contribution to the consultation between public and private actors

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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