DIAGRO - Agrarian diagnosis and cocoa production potential of an (agro)forest in Côte d'Ivoire

July 2019
February 2020
Project cost
30 000 €
Role in the project
Agrarian diagnosis expert


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Forest


Eggplant Cocoa Coffee Cashew Hevea Corn



Main goals

Study the possibilities of intervention of an integrated project inside and around an (agro) forest of 13,000 ha

Specific objectives

SO1. Establish a typology of farming systems in order to be able to define social safeguards adapted to the client strategy and to each type of producers
SO2. Estimate the amount of cocoa currently produced inside the forest and to explore the potential for organic cocoa marketing



A1. Prepare a methodology for the agrarian diagnosis and elaborate the questionnaire
A2. Realize the survey to 80 producers in the field
A3. Analyze collected data
A4. Define the typology and links between agricultural production and deforestation
A5. Elaborate the recommandations to the client
A6. Estimate the cocoa current production

Related people

Project officer

Charlotte Hemingway

She holds an engineering diploma (specialisation in Agricultural Development) from AgroParisTech Engineering school and studied Human Geography and Management of Protected Areas at the University Pontificia Catolica of Santiago de Chile. She joined Nitidæ in may 2019. She worked on agricultural development issues in dryland areas and on conflicts between agriculture, pastoralism and conservation in Kenya. She uses her systemic approach and provides her field expertise to carry out agrarian diagnoses of some of Nitidæ’s areas of intervention.

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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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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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Country representative in Senegal

Romuald Vaudry

Forester and with a Master II in "Development and Land Planning" from the National Agronomic Institute Paris Grignon and University of Science Montpellier II (France). Currently our representative in Senegal, he is pursuing technical assistance missions for the benefit of the Ivory Coast team. He brings his expertise in the design and implementation of multi-stakeholder territorial projects (REDD+, IWRM) as well as sustainable forest management and reforestation.

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