BISSACAJU - Development of a service of information and economic intelligence on agriculture sector in Guinea-Bissau

January 2020
December 2020
Role in the project
Cashew market information expertise




Market ICT



Main goals

Design and implement a Market Information System on cashew sector in Guinea-Bissau

Specific objectives

  • A pilot phase, corresponding to the period between the signature of an MoU and the end of the 2020 cashew campaign season (January to the end of the cashew season, expected July-August)
  • The scale-up phase, starting after the end of the 2020 cashew season


R1. Design and set up a relevant, sustainable, profitable and affordable service for guinea-bissau cashew producers
R2. Raise a commercial contract between MTN and Nitidæ or BELAB before the end of the pilot phase, including a pricing for customers and revenue sharing between MTN and Nitidæ/BELAB


A1. Participate to the design of the dissemination and subscription system
A2. Collect and process information on cashew sector in particular in Guinea-Bissau before and during the 2020 cashew season
A3. Providing market information contents on cashew sector to be communicated to cashew producers on (at least a) weekly basis in written Portuguese to BELAB
A4. Looking for public and private funding to support the marketing of the service
A5. Participate and support the marketing of the service in Guinea-Bissau, among the users identified by BELAB
A6. Inform MTN Guinea-Bissau and BELAB about marketing actions, funding opportunities and any communication about the service in Guinea-Bissau

Related people

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 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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