ANASAME - Support for the development of local agricultural resources (cashew and sesame) in Burkina Faso

January 2009
December 2012
Project cost
780 000 €
Role in the project
Value Chain Expert


Burkina Faso


Agriculture Agroprocessing


Cashew Sesame

Main goals

The project contributes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals: fight against poverty, preservation of the environment, promotion of women and advocacy for access to the markets of the countries of the European Union.

The proposed objectives are intended to support sustainable processes of social, human, environmental and economic development. Strengthening the capacity of local development structures through training sessions and monitoring projects of the populations will allow a better valorization of local resources.

Specific objectives

Promote the improvement, diversification and securing of the income of disadvantaged rural populations in Burkina Faso by creating added value in the sesame and cashew nut sectors in a protected environment


20,000 people corresponding to the members of agricultural households directly affected by the project and to other stakeholders in the targeted sectors


R1. Farmers' professional operators have increased their income thanks to an improvement in the quality of their production and a better negotiation capacity during marketing
R2. Operators invested in agro-food processing, able to manage artisanal processing units and to integrate the technical-economic characteristics of the international market
R3. Agricultural consulting micro-enterprises to boost the cashew and sesame sectors
R4. A regional policy of valorization of cashew and sesame, in collaboration with international partners, is defined


A1. Support professional structuring and promote quality improvement
A2. Support operators invested in agro-food processing
A3. Promote the emergence of an agricultural advisory service that responds to producers' needs and focuses on results, complementary to the technical services of the State, to boost the cashew and sesame sectors
A4. Promote multi-stakeholder dialogue: Farmers' organizations, women's transformative groups, rural micro-enterprises, private investors, traders, Regional Councils, technical agents of the State

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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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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