COCCI - Feasibility study for the establishment of a cashew shelling unit

Start
November 2016
End
November 2017
Project cost
31 500 €
Role in the project
Consultancy

Countries

Côte d’Ivoire

Fields

Agriculture Agroprocessing Market

Sectors

Cashew

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Main goals

Carry out a feasibility study for the establishment of a cashew nut shelling unit in Ivory Coast in three phases: the first two years, a raw nut processing capacity of 10,000 tonnes; from third year on, a capacity of 20,000 and from fourth year on, 30,000 tonnes.

Specific objectives

  • Presentation of the cashew processing sector in West Africa, with a focus on Ivory Coast
  • Full technical and financial feasibility study for the establishment of a cashew processing plant
  • Tailored technical support

Beneficiaries

Stakeholders of the Ivorian cashew sector

Results

R1. Presentation of the cashew sector’s semi-finished (white almond) and finished products for the local and international markets, with a focus on Ivory Coast
R2. Thorough technical, organizational, economic and financial feasibility study for the establishment of a raw nut processing plant

Activities

A1. Presentation of the cashew processing sector in West Africa, with a focus on Ivory Coast, based on accurate, reliable and up-to-date statistics and on a description of local and international cashew nut markets, including market dynamics
A2. Presentation of the sector in Ivory Coast: main production areas, opportunities and constraints, quality of raw nuts, trade flows, actors involved in marketing and processing and the role of institutions in regulation and taxation
A3. Study presenting the different models of processing units with their advantages and disadvantages
A4. Full technical and financial feasibility study for the establishment of a cashew processing plant
A5. study of the location with several options to choose from
A6. identification of benefits and constraints
A7. identification of major risks to consider
A8. study on the technical choices regarding machines, with several options to choose from
A9. study on the organization of workstations with several options to choose from
A10. study of organizational plans (including procurement strategies) with several options to choose from
A11. customized and sized business plan template, including a profitability analysis, financing and investment plans, projected financial statements
A12. presentation of sanitary, social and environmental standards requested by the target markets
A13. Personal technical support: to ensure the launch of the plant and within the limit of 10 working days, on the sponsor’s request

Related people

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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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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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Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste

Etienne Perrier

Having graduated from the Engineering School INSA of Lyon as an Engineer in Energy & Environment, option "Thermal systems engineering", Section "Top-level sport", he brings his expertise in renewable thermal systems implementation and analysis, in the food processing industry (shea and cashew), waste recycling and training of local experts

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Co-Director

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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