CCAJOU - Partnership with the CCA to strengthen the capacities of the actors of the sector in terms of marketing and risk anticipation

January 2014
December 2015
Project cost
25 000 €
Role in the project
International Market Analysis training


Côte d’Ivoire


Market ICT



Main goals

  • Promote the development of a sustainable and competitive cashew sector in Ivory Coast
  • Strengthen the skills of the value chain industry professionals and their understanding and application of the rules in force

Specific objectives

  • Consider the volatility of prices and risks generated throughout the Ivorian cashew chain
  • Strengthen the capacities of producers, their representatives and the management team of the Cotton and Cashew Council
  • Construction of a model to anticipate the evolution of national production


The Ivorian State and all producers


A1. Direct and regular support to the Cotton and Cashew Council on the analysis of the global and sub-regional cashew market
A2. Training of Heads of Antennas and Internal Market Monitoring Officers on the functioning of the international cashew market
A3. Training and advising 60 cashew farmers organizations on the marketing of raw cashew nuts and understanding the international market
A4. Development of an agro-climatic model for forecasting yields and production and then model transfer
A5. Support to the CCA in the organization of the exhibition of the equipment manufacturers

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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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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