M-AGRI - Market information and marketing advice through SMS in Ivory Coast
In a context of price volatility, producers lack information about commercial risk.
By informing them by SMS, M-Agri improves the marketing strategies and income of producers in Côte d'Ivoire.
M-Agri is part of the range of services developed by our N'kalô initiative in our various countries of intervention
Reduce the asymmetry of information between producers and buyers of agricultural raw materials
Disseminate other more general agricultural information: weather forecasts, past or future events, technical advice, etc.
30 000 subscribers since January 2017
Income impact assessments are conducted each year on each stream according to a matching methodology.
Depending on the year and price volatility, the average earnings are 25 to 150 € per year, per product and per subscriber, for an annual cost of 1.80 € only!
Collection of market information through a dozen employees located in ten countries, supplemented by international data and information (statistics, importing country, stock market ...)
Analysis of market fundamentals and estimates of price evolution factors according to a robust methodology inspired by the French company Supply and Demand Agricole (ODA)
Broadcast via the Orange interface, the service provider's telephone operator Field trinaing to subscribers to facilitate understanding of SMS and decision-making
Our training and services related to market information
Brochure N'kalô 2018
Impact evaluation of the n'kalô service
Qualitative study report on N'kalô service
Guide for the market analysis method used by N’Kalô
Holder of a License in Computer Science - Software Engineering, Joseph is based in Abidjan where he holds the position of ICT Project officer. He brings his expertise in data collection, in the management of N'KALÔ databases and other communication platforms of the association.
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 policiesSee more
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)See more
A graduate in international business, Constance held several positions in agribusiness (UNIVELER, SITA-SA, etc.) before joining Nitidæ where she brings her knowledge of Ivorian value chains and her experience in market analysis, notably on the cereals market. She also coordinates a project linking family farming with retailers
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 trainingSee more
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.See more
Engineer in Advanced Information Systems (University of Bejaia, Algeria), MSc in Information Technologies (University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom) and Alumni Chevening, he specializes in design, development, management and the capitalization of digital solutions for agriculture in Africa.See more