MALUX - Study on market dynamics and trade flows of the rice, sesame and fonio sectors in the intervention areas of the LUXDEV program Study of the financing mechanism for the agricultural value chains of Amassa / Afrique Verte Mali

December 2017
April 2018
Project cost
67 400 €
Role in the project
Agricultural sectors expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Fonio Rice Sesame

Main goals

  • Study on market dynamics and trade flows of the rice, sesame and fonio sectors in the intervention areas of the MLI / 021 program
  • Evaluation of the agricultural value chain financing mechanism of the NGO AMASSA / AFRIQUE VERTE MALI

Specific objectives

  • Identification of convergence points (especially street markets) to understand why producers are moving towards this type of market
  • Description of the marketing circuit for rice, fonio, sesame and volumes traded on different types of markets
  • Support to the following partners: AOPP; rice and sesame joint-trade organizations and multi-actor fonio platform; 4 sesame and fonio companies
  • Develop a financing mechanism for agricultural organizations and for marketing of agricultural products


R1. Propositions defining the strategies, an operational plan and relevant actions to be implemented for the development of fonio, lowland rice and sesame through sales in the intervention area of the MLI / 021 project and, more precisely:
R2. Mapping of trade and exchange flows in key markets and their needs and requirements
R3. Analysis of the dynamics of the 3 sectors’ weekly and peri-urban markets
R4. Guidance note on the main actions to be carried out as part of the marketing-support strategy


A1. Analysis of 3 value chains and their market
A2. Evaluate and describe the financing mechanism of AMASSA
A3. Propose a rapid operational financing strategy adapted to the needs of the ML / 021 project’s beneficiaries
A4. Define the implementation modalities in terms of negotiation and contractualization by referring to practices already used by AMASSA
A5. Analyze the efficiency and cost of a transfer of the "financing" activity with AMASSA and its financial partner
A6. Determine the risks and selection criteria relevant to the allocation of funding to POs and MPEs
A7. Capitalize on the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of AMASSA's financial intermediation
A8. Assess the viability of the financial intermediation mechanism beyond the support to the project, to ensure sustained financial support to POs and MPEs

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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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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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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