COTOGROS - Technical support to the feasibility of a wholesale market in Cotonou

January 2018
March 2018
Project cost
14 400 €
Role in the project
Expert filières agricoles




Agriculture Market

Main goals

Consolidate data on agricultural sectors that structure the agricultural ecosystem of Benin with the development of a synthesis report

Specific objectives

emmaris (RUNGIS) is assisting the Benin government to study the feasibility of creating a wholesale market in Cotonou to transfer these activities from the agglomeration to a site with adapted infrastructures


Large commercial supply center in Cotonou of more than 18 ha


Summary note with graphics highlighting the main agro-food flows (import / export)


** A1. ** Bibliographic review: description of the agro-food ecosystem of Benin ** A2. ** Statistical analysis: importing customs data UNCOMTRADE, EUROSTAT, data analysis, graphing and supplementary research ** A3. ** RDV outlets, remote interviews, identification of the main operators ** A4. ** 1 Cotonou field mission: surveys and observation of market operations, in particular Dantokpa

Related people


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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