MANGODIV - Study of the possibilities of diversifying mango producers from the ComaFruits fruit factory in Mali for the Forotigui-Djigui project

Start
November 2021
End
April 2022
Project cost
46 000 €
Role in the project
Value chain and agronomy expertise

Countries

Mali

Fields

Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroforestry Climate Forest Market

Sectors

Mango

Main goals

Provides services that would lead to enabling the farmers to fully adopt diversification practices and enhance both their livelihoods and the environment

Specific objectives

OS1. Assess the small farmers' juice factory suppliers socio-economic and agrononomic context
OS2. Carry out a diagnosis of potential supply areas, identify producers able of supplying the fruits, identify diversification options and methods of working with them
OS3. Define a sustainable agroforestry system for ComaFruits' outgrower network

Beneficiaries

ComaFruits - Compagnie malienne de fruits

Related people

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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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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.

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GIS consultant / Forest & Redd+ / Mali

Fousseyni Dembele

As an expert in GIS, he holds a master's degree in Geography with a planning option from the Faculty of History and Geography of the University of Social Sciences and Management of Bamako. He worked from 2013 to 2016 at the Geographic Institute of Mali as an entry operator for the update of the topographic map at 1/200000. He was also GIS supervisor at myAgro whose subsidiary in Mali is called n’gaSéné from 2017 to 2020

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Project Manager

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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Co-Director

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 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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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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