CAJOUBIO - Support to COPABO for fair and organic certification of cashew nuts

January 2005
December 2006
Role in the project
Cashew and labelling expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Market




Main goals

Support COPABO with fair certification of cashew kernel and 500 tons of organic raw cashew nuts


1000 producers members of COPABO, 200 women for peeling, Ethiquable, OLAM


COPABO (Bondoukou Cashew Planters Co-operative, located in the Zanzan region) born in 1999 offers its semi-finished products on the fair market and by supporting small nut shelling units in the villages. RONGEAD in partnership with Ethiquable supported the COPABO certification process to obtain the FLO fair label for its cashew nuts (label obtained in 2006). The support of RONGEAD - which takes place within the framework of the project funded by the European Union "Professional structuring of the cashew nut sector: a lasting contribution to peace" (2004-2008) - is in the form of participatory workshops of training of cooperative managers. Strengthening the bargaining capacity of farmers, control of the sector, marketing channels and quality control now allow cooperatives to obtain higher prices.

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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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