ASSAI - Environmental and Social Due Diligence of a company on its açaí value chain in Brazil

June 2024
July 2024
Role in the project
Value chain expertise and E&S assessment




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroecology Biodiversity Market Remote sensing





Main goals

Proparco finances a company in Brazil. Proparco and the company requested the services of Nitidæ to carry out Environmental and Social Due Diligence of the company.

Specific objectives

OS1. Evaluate the company’s performance against the national and international requirements, on labour, health and safety, social and environmental "E&S" issues; and, if necessary, to determine improvement measures.
OS2. To extensively assess the company’s supply chain sustainability and map their supply scheme.
OS3. Evaluate the environmental impacts of the processing and collection of açaí as well as the working and living conditions of producers/collectors.
OS4. Assess the capabilities of the company's teams and processes to manage a sustainable supply of açaí.

Related people

Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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Project officer / Forest & REDD + / France

Frédérique Montfort

Doctor of AgroParisTech in environmental sciences, she brings her expertise on the biodiversity component and on the degradation and restoration of forest landscapes. She joined N’Lab de Nitidæ in 2017 to carry out her thesis with the association, UR Forêts & Sociétés and UMR Tétis on the degradation and restoration of Miombo forest landscapes in Mozambique. She is currently conducting studies and technical support (capacity building, technology transfer) on various projects of the association

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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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