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

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

Countries

Côte d’Ivoire

Fields

Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Market

Sectors

Cocoa

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

Beneficiaries

  • 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)

Results

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

Activities

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

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Coordinateur Agronomique

Eric Touré

Holder of a diploma in Agricultural Engineering, Eric held various positions of responsibility at Cargill and ICRAF before joining Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in July 2018. He brings his expertise in the implementation of agricultural projects in the association: REDD + project of Mé, CACAOBIO, etc.

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Project Manager

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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Co-Director NITIDÆ

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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Project Officer

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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