ARAMIS - Setting up a market information system for data collection and analysis of production, trade and consumption in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali

Start
April 2021
End
September 2021
Project cost
44 000 €
Role in the project
Market analysis expertise

Countries

Burkina Faso Ethiopia Kenya Mali Mozambique Malawi Niger South Sudan Zimbabwe

Fields

Agriculture Market

Sectors

Peanut Cereal Corn Cassava Millet Cowpea Soya Sorghum Teff

Main goals

African food systems face systemic challenges that often lead to food and nutritional insecurity among vulnerable populations. To this end, AGRA is implementing a regional food trade resilience program to address some of the structural challenges, in particular by helping governments to generate policies for a stable food environment to encourage private sector investment. Yet, structural data on food and food markets are often scarce and not comparable across countries.

Specific objectives

For this purpose, AGRA has commissioned a project to strengthen data collection and analysis of food production, storage, trade, consumption and prices. To do so, Agramondis and Nitidæ will use the successful approach of N'kalo, Nitidæ's market analysis and advisory service, to determine farm-gate prices, wholesale and retail prices for four food products across nine countries:

  • West Africa: Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso
  • East Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan
  • Southern Africa: Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Results

R1. Provide advice and expertise on national food systems and on the importance of main crops for food security with Agramondis throughout the mission
R2. Provide a list of informants including farmers, wholesalers and market observers
R3. Generate monthly market reports containing farm-gate prices, wholesale and retail prices, including a short narrative description of the overall situation of the 4 markets monitored

Activities

A1. Participate in the training and advice provided by Agramondis within the framework of this mission
A2. Advise on the relevance of value chains (food products) proposed by Agramondis and AGRA for food security of the nine countries and approve the selection
A3. Support the Agramondis team to identify and describe existing national data sources on prices of the four commodities (platforms, portals, GIS, organizations, institutions, stakeholders...)
A4. Identify major production areas, major markets, consumption areas, and retail markets
A5. Identify informants (farmers, wholesalers, market observers...)
A6. Interview those informants
A7. Regularly collect data from selected sources on the 4 value chains

Related people

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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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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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Project Officer

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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Project manager / Agriculture & Market / Mali

Alassane Sogodogo

Currently in a thesis, he is graduated with a Master 2 in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Abidjan. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis and support to the FORECO project as Remote Sensing Assistant and Geographic Information Systems