ECOCAJOU - Executive business plan for the establishment of a cashew nut processing unit in Côte d'Ivoire

December 2021
January 2022
Project cost
4500 €
Role in the project
Cashew processing expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Market




Main goals

Carry out the executive business plan of the EcoCajou SA cashew nut processing unit in Odienné in Côte d'Ivoire, with a planned capacity of 10,000 MT RCN/year by 2024.

Specific objectives

SO1. Context of cashew processing in Côte d'Ivoire
SO2. The market and competitiveness
SO3. The investment plan
SO4. Modalities of Technical Assistance to cooperatives
SO5. The Technical and Financial Plan
SO6. Social impact and employment
SO7. Technical and administrative aspects
SO8. Strategic partnerships
SO9. Prospects and risks

Related people

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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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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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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