CAMANAC - Market study of the cashew sector around the Bénoué National Park in Cameroon

September 2023
November 2023
Project cost
24 000 €
Role in the project
Cashew nut expertise




Agriculture Market



Main goals

The main objective of this study is to better understand the current organization of the sector, its state of affairs but also its dynamics. This involves understanding the organization of each link (production, marketing, processing and consumption) of the value chain, as well as showing their interactions. The results of the study will make it possible to develop the priority actions of the FARE2 project.

Specific objectives

OS1. Creation and review of a thematic bibliography on the cashew sector in the Adamawa and North region in Cameroon and in the world.
OS2. Analysis of Cameroon's place in the global cashew market.
OS3. Analysis of the local market for cashew tree products around the Bénoué National Park.
OS4. Assessment of future trends and risks, in particular the dynamics influencing developments of the sector and then proposing hypotheses.
OS5. Development of recommendations for better local structuring and marketing strategy for the sector. Include the estimate of the necessary investments, in infrastructure or training, to implement these recommendations.

Related people

REDD+ and agro value chains task officer / Agriculture & market / France

Apolline Reboud

A graduate of the Montpellier SupAgro school of agriculture with a course in Sustainable Agricultural and Agrifood Systems in the South, she also specialized in Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests at AgroParisTech. After having worked at CIFOR Cameroon on the subject of community forests and in an association managing carbon offset projects (reforestation, agroforestry and rural development) as project coordinator, she comes to bring her plural approach between management of agricultural systems and forest preservation

Project coordinator / Forest & REDD+ / Cameroon

Ludovic Ndangatchana

Graduate of a professional Master's degree in forestry science, forest audit and certification option and a Master's degree in Biology and physiology of plant organisms: botany ecology specialty obtained at the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, he has accumulated several years of experience in the implementation of community conservation projects for natural resources on the outskirts of the Dja wildlife reserve in Eastern Cameroon


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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Agronomy Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Valéry Bourotte

Graduate Engineer Agronomist, Sustainable Agrifood and Agronomic Systems in the South (SAADS) of the Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC) Montpellier SupAgro, he brings his expertise to the teams' methodological support on the diagnosis realization at the territory and plot scalesto co-construct projects with producers

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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 / 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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