MINCAJOU – Study on development incentives for cashew nut processing in Ivory Coast

July 2013
September 2013
Project cost
11 000 €
Role in the project
Cashew nut sector expert


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroprocessing Spatial Planning Market



Main goals

This study was commissioned within the framework of the PSAC (Agricultural Sector Support in Ivory Coast Project) and is part of PSAC’s 3rd component: “Modernization of the cotton sector and promotion of cashew processing”. This component supports the cotton sector’s revival program, and the improvement of the processed share

Specific objectives

  • Provide the Government with measures allowing to develop a local cashew processing industry that is competitive on international markets.
  • Assist PSAC Project’s Preparation Unit in choosing development incentives for the national cashew nut processing industry


State of Ivory Coast, Ministry of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry


R1. The measures, organizations and the institutional framework for the promotion of the local cashew nut processing industry are developed
R2. The proposed measures’ impacts on public finances are assessed
A mapping of risks for the sustainable development of the cashew nut processing industry, as well as mitigation measures, are developed
R4. An action plan for the implementation of proposed measures is drafted


A1. Analyze the main constraints for cashew processing in Ivory Coast
A2. List and analyze measures implemented by India, Vietnam, Brazil and three African countries chosen to develop their cashew processing industry

Related people


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 / 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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