JATRINVEST - Analysis of conditions for growth and investment tracks for the Jatropha sector in Mali

August 2020
December 2020
Project cost
30 000 €
Role in the project
Market / processing expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Spatial Planning Bioenergy Climate Market




Main goals

The central objective of this consultancy is twofold: i) analyze the conditions necessary for the development of the jatropha sector in Mali and ii) propose tracks of investment for its development taking into account the prerequisites necessary for his development

Specific objectives

OS1. An in-depth analysis of the Jatropha market from local to international, including current outlets, trends, competitiveness, risks and opportunities (in particular energy outlets, co-product outlets)
OS2. An analysis of the existing situation and proposals on the part of plant production and family farms (techniques, yields, quality, logistics, volumes, strategic interests, share of income in the household ...)
OS3. An analysis of the existing situation and proposals on the processing and sale of co-products (location, capacity, yields, quality, process, quality of co-products seeds, oil, meal, destinations, capacity as energy, as an amendment ...) as well as proposals for improving profitability (equipment, organization, performance, outlets, niches ...)


R1. An analysis of the conditions to be gathered and of the ecosystems necessary to be created around Jatropha (local, national) to ensure the development of the sector (private, public, associative actors, etc.) throughout the value chain (inputs and outlets)
R2. A multi-criteria model to assess the impact of investments on the development of the sector
R3. A dimensioning of the recommendations (organizational, financial, technical and human) in order to obtain a multi-variable financial analysis leading to an estimate of the injection of funds necessary for the development of the sector according to the development trageted zone


A1. Bibliographic review and analysis of available quantitative data
A2. Identification of the target stakeholders of the study
A3. Field mission / direct interviews with sector stakeholders and study target stakeholders in Mali
A4. Telephone interviews with international stakeholders
A5. Writing contextual analysis of the sector
A6. Modeling
A7. Final drafting and presentation of results

Related people

Project Officer

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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Country representative in Mali

Frederic De Coster

Holder of a master's degree in development economics from the University of Namur in Belgium, he has more than 5 years of experience in private companies active in renewable energy and agriculture in Africa. His expertise lies in optimizing business models and logistics and financial operations. He worked for 4 years at myAgro, a social enterprise active in the agricultural sector in Mali and Tanzania that gave him a particular knowledge of the Malian context, both at the institutional level and at the level of actors in the agricultural world.

Technical Assistant / Forest & REDD + / Mali

Souleymane Fadiga

Agricultural engineer, graduated from the Polytechnic Rural Institute / Institute of Training and Applied Research IPR/IFRA (Koulikoro, Mali), he worked for twenty years in national and international NGOs and capitalizes skills on: natural resources management, agroforestry, reforestation and reforestation and agro-socio-economic studies. He brings his expertise to the FORECO project as Technical Assistant to AMASSA


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 manager / Agriculture & Market / Mali

Alassane Sogodogo

Currently in a thesis, he is graduated with a Master 2 in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Abidjan. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis and support to the FORECO project as Remote Sensing Assistant and Geographic Information Systems

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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Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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