CERTIBIO - Technical assistance to Eccokim for Organic cocoa certification and production

Start
July 2018
End
June 2021
Project cost
146 500 €
Role in the project
Expertise cocoa sector

Countries

Côte d’Ivoire

Fields

Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Biodiversity Market

Sectors

Cocoa

Partners

Main goals

In a context where the cocoa sector in Ivory Coast is facing an groing demand for certified organic beans, Ecookim wants to certify 9 organic cocoa cooperatives, by starting a voluntary program aimed at supporting 1,800 producers, or 200 producers per cooperative. Nitidæ, who already has the experience of supporting a cooperative organic certification in Ivory Coast, was chosen by Ecookim to support it in its project: "support for certification and production of organic cocoa"

Specific objectives

Accompany Ecookim in the process of organic certification of cocoa cooperatives and support for organic production through the establishment of a monitoring and support system for parcels

Beneficiaries

Actors in the cocoa sector in Ivory Coast

Results

Cocoa cooperatives have benefited from support in obtaining organic certification

Activities

A1. Sensitization and support for the identification of producers

A2. Accompaniment to the procedures of the certification and setting up of the SCI

A3. Training on technical itineraries adapted to fight against phytosanitary pressure and yield reduction: setting up a plot monitoring system (9 cooperatives x 3 plots over 3 years)

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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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Conseiller Formateur Agricole

Ange Konan

Holder of a BTS in Tropical Agriculture and Plant Production, Ange held various positions of agricultural adviser and technician (Nestlé R & D) before joining Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in April 2018. He brings his expertise in the production of organic cocoa and in the frame of the producers of the REDD + Project of the Mé and CERTIBIO

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Project Manager

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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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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