KENEBIO - Support COOPAKE through diversification and sustainable technical and agricultural innovation

Start
January 2017
End
December 2018
Project cost
32 000 €
Role in the project
Technical support

Countries

Burkina Faso

Fields

Agriculture Organic Agriculture Market

Sectors

Cashew Shea Mango Sesame

Main goals

As part of the joint project to strengthen COOPAKE through diversification and sustainable technical and agricultural innovation in the province of Kénédougou, COOPAKE, Ethiquable and RONGEAD have decided to form a consortium and submit a joint proposal for the call for projects launched by the Equity Program, implemented by AVSF and PFCE and financed by AFD and FFEM. The consortium is created by the partnership protocol and the agreement between Ethiquable and COOPAKE.

Specific objectives

Diversify COOPAKE’s productions for more added value and income security, through sustainable and agro-ecological production and processing practices

Beneficiaries

The project specifically concerns producers of the cashew, sesame and mango sectors, and marginally hibiscus and shea

Results

R1. The employees and board members are strengthened in their technical, financial and commercial skills, and have a medium-term strategic plan, and the opportunities are diversified
R2. The processing activities (cashew and mango) are consolidated (equipment, finance, quality and outlet), respectful of the environment (renewable energy, waste management and recycling), and increase local employment
R3. The cooperative diversifies its activities by introducing crop combination (sesame and legume in combination with hibiscus and shea), according to the principles of organic production, and reinforces its practices of agro-ecology and agroforestry – which are promoted on demonstration plots

Related people

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Project Manager

Loïc Simonnot

Engineer in international agro-development from ISTOM, he has high-level expertise recognized by both the public and the private sector, in the shea sector: producers’ organizations, production, processing, marketing and on reducing environmental impacts of processing

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Country representative

Souleymane Jules Gaye

Holder of a Master II in "Accounting and Financial Management" from the International School of Engineering (INSOFE), Boston, USA, he brings his expertise in sustainable community development in West Africa, particularly in the fields of identification and enhancement of local individual or collective initiatives

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