CACAOBIO - Support to the organic and fair-trade cocoa sector through the technical, commercial and organizational reinforcement of the SCEB cooperative

April 2017
September 2018
Project cost
115 000 €
Role in the project
Cocoa and certification expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroecology Agroprocessing Market



Main goals

Contribute to improving the practices of cocoa farmers by promoting an agro-ecological approach of organic cocoa production The project is a consortium between SCEB (leader), NGO RONGEAD and Coopérative Ethiquable

Specific objectives

The action aims to strengthen the capabilities of SCEB and extend the organic and fair models to the benefit of the country’s producers


  • 64 producers members of the cooperative: technical capacity building in organic farming and agroforestry practices
  • The employees of SCEB, the Management Committee and the members of the internal control system: organizational capacities, management and quality (fermentation crates)
  • Other cocoa farmers from the neighboring villages of Singrobo, N'gorankro, Okassou, Ambovia and Taabo (awareness raising and training in organic prectices)


** R1. ** The state of organic cocoa plots is improved by the establishment of partnerships and testing of certified organic products (biopesticides and organic fertilizers)
** R2. ** Productivity and resilience of organic cocoa plots increase with technical solutions for organic production in an agroforestry approach
** R3. ** The products’ quality is improved by a technical support on beans fermentation and the reinforcement of quality control procedures
** R4. ** The strengthening of the cooperative's organizational and commercial capacities allows welcoming and following a growing number of producers


** A1. ** Establish partnerships and testing of curative products
** A2. ** Implement technical solutions adapted to organic production
** A3. ** Technical support to fermentation and strengthening of quality control procedures

Related people

Project Manager / France

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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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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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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