BIOINTRANT - Market Study of the Agricultural Input Sector: Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo

March 2017
June 2017
Project cost
78 500 €
Role in the project
Agricultural sectors Expertise


Benin Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire Mali Senegal Togo


Agriculture Organic Agriculture




Main goals

Drafting of a study on the agricultural inputs sector in 6 countries: Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo

Specific objectives

Understand the market situation and estimate potential market shares in the organic inputs sector


Sponsor (confidential)
Certified organic farmers in 6 countries


R1. Field mission
R2. Complete final report


A1. Statistical study on fertilizer import / export (comprising a comparison of countries importing to Mali - mainly Senegal and Ivory Coast)
A2. Study of tenders at major buyers level
A3. Field surveys with industry intermediaries (resellers)
A4. Study of the weight of the "organic" fertilizer sector
A5. Comparative study of competitors
A6. Surveys of all actors in the value chain to study the distribution circuit
A7. Study of purchasing procedures

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 Côte d'Ivoire

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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Associate Expert

Soungari Sekongo

Engineer in Tropical Agronomy from the CIED, option "plant production", he brings his expertise in agricultural markets analysis, advising-supporting actors, vegetable production and supporting professional agricultural organizations (management, capacity building)

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Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Holder of a Master II in "Territories planning - Decentralisation and local development" at the Faculty of Geography of the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis, training and in supporting producer organisations

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