MANIOBE 2 - Support for the development of the cassava sector in the Bélier region

November 2020
November 2021
Project cost
65 000 €
Role in the project


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroprocessing Bioenergy



Main goals

Nitidæ and the company CLEXTRAL are working with the AURA Region to carry out a diagnostic and quality control tests in order to foster the sustainable industrialization of the attiéké sector in the Bélier region.

Specific objectives

To bring about the emergence of a sustainable, industrial model of attiéké production in the Bélier region, which could attract potential investors willing to establish themselves as long-term producers, with exports perspectives on regional and European final markets.


Actors of the attiéké sector in Côte d'Ivoire


R1. Diagnostic of the attiéké sector
R2. Technical and feasability study
R3. Industrial tests


A1. Diagnosis of the cassava and attiéké sector in the Bélier region and at national level (identification of supply sources, description of cassava production, identification of production weaknesses and potential...) this will be notably based on a market analysis
A2. Technical and feasability study for the application of CLEXTRAL technologies (detailed description of the processsing mechanism of attiéké, identification of key production parameters especially those applying to the first transformation of cassava dough), mapping of the actors producing the munufacturing machines for this process...
A3. Industrial tests to confirm the industrialisation feasability and perspectives with CLEXTRAL equipment: Test 1: analysis of material reaction / Test 2: study on the feasibility of cassava "couscous" production

Related people

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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Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / Burkina

Julia Artigas Sancho

Process engineer and holder of a European MsC in Renewable energies, she works on energy-related issues in African industry, since 2016. Process optimization and agri-waste-to-energy systems are her main expertise areas: appropriate technologies, training on operation and maintenance, biofuels…

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