ANARISE - Support of the cashew sector industrialization development into the special initiative for SMEs employment and strengthening in Senegal

April 2023
June 2025
Project cost
767 000 €
Role in the project
Cashew expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Bioenergy Market



Main goals

The objective of the overall project is to support the emergence of a structuring cashew nut shelling sector in Senegal

Specific objectives

SO1. Ensure that the cashew nut processing sector creates 500 new jobs
SO2. Improve the working conditions of 1500 employees
SO3. Train 1000 employees
SO4. Improve the situation of 10 SMEs
SO5. Foster social and environmental improvements in companies business models

Related people

Project officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Pierre Ricau

Holder of a Master Degree in "Agricultural Development and Economic Policies" from the Institute of Development Studies (IEDES), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and AgroParisTech. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis (especially cashew, sesame, shea, cocoa, hevea, corn, rice and onion), development of agro-food sectors, training engineering and consultancy on public agricultural/agro-industrial policies

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Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Graduated from a Master 2 in Territorial Planning - Decentralization and Local Development from the Faculty of Geography of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. He also holds an engineering degree (Master 1) in community development and training from the Higher School of Applied Economics in Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis and in training and supporting producer organizations

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Endogenous facilitator / Agriculture & market / Senegal

Mbaye Ndao

Graduated from Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis (UGB) with a bachelor's degree in crop production and Agronomy and a higher diploma in entrepreneurial management (BAC+3) in the management of agricultural companies, animal production and crop production . He has experience at Carrefour International Canada, as a trainer in agroecology, advisor for the installation of market gardening perimeters and project evaluator. He was also a senior technician in vegetable production for the Cooperative Des Producteurs Maraîchers De Ngane/Kaolack (COOPMAN)