INTELLECO - Competitive intelligence for price risk management in the grain sector Coordination

May 2016
July 2019
Project cost
260 000 €
Role in the project


Benin Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Guinea Mali Niger Senegal Togo




Corn Millet Rice Sorghum

Main goals

  • Improve food safety at sub-regional level, through more efficient grain markets
  • Create market conditions that facilitate investment in grain production, storage and distribution

Specific objectives

Improve grain marketing and storage strategies for the West African private sector, through a better risk management – in line with prospective competitive intelligence


  • The West African Grain Network (ROAC) and its 8 member organizations (CIC of producers, vendors, and processors) present in 9 countries (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, and Guinea)
  • 50 CIC member organizations and 500 private storage companies for price risk training and support/advice
  • 10,000 West African grain producers are informed and supported through various channels (advice, SMS and newsletters) on grain marketing and storage strategies


R1. Design an information and advice offer adapted to the needs of the private sector, implemented by the ROAC
R2. Develop a network of private storage companies around the ROAC
R3. Strengthen technical expertise and involvement of the grain sector in the governance and regulation of their industry in West Africa


A1. Implement a simple and robust infrastructure to collect, exchange and disseminate market information
A2. Training and skills transfer within CIC members of the ROAC, in terms of market analysis and production of tailored information for member operators
A3. Lead the network and tool’s transfer in order to ensure its continuation and institutional establishment within the ROAC
A4. Support activities taken care of by RONGEAD: designing actions and training, and organizing workshops

Related people

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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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

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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Associate Expert

Soungari Sekongo

Engineer in Tropical Agronomy from the CIED, option "plant production", he brings his expertise in agricultural markets analysis, advising-supporting actors, vegetable production and supporting professional agricultural organizations (management, capacity building)

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Project Officer / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Holder of a Master II in "Territories planning - Decentralisation and local development" at the Faculty of Geography of the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis, training and in supporting producer organisations

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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / Benin

Albéric Soglagbe

As an agronomist, he has more than 9 years of experience in specialized services in various fields, including analysis of information systems on agricultural markets, identification of training needs of a group, analysis economic value chains, social science studies and research, and strategic planning.