MITIRISK - Train the FEFISOL 2 team on the qualitative analysis of social & environmental risks in the agricultural sector based on existing tools inspired by the IFC

October 2022
December 2022
Project cost
5800 €
Role in the project
Agricultural risk expertise


Côte d’Ivoire Congo - Kinshasa Rwanda Uganda


Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Cocoa Coffee Cashew Soya

Main goals

The analysis of the financial and social performance of the partners, of the financial and institutional risks, are elements already included in the investment cycle of FEFISOL, however the review of S&E risks is an important addition to this process. Moreover, while S&E risks in the microfinance sector are well analysed, the agricultural sector is not yet concerned. Thus, an internal evaluation tool was developed, based on good practices and inspired by the IFC performance standards. The tool allows Partnership Officers to review a series of inherent risks that an agricultural entity (cooperative, SME, etc.) may encounter. Through this mission, FEFISOL 2 wishes to strengthen its qualitative analysis of S&E risks, in particular by agricultural value chain (cocoa, coffee, soy, cashew, etc.) and by country (Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, etc.) as the risks may vary from value chain and country.

Specific objectives

SO1. Review of the portfolio and the procedures already in place in order to refine the understanding of the investment thesis of the fund
SO2. Design of sector profiles illustrating classic S&E risks of certain agricultural sectors financed by the fund, with comparisons and examples of risk remediation measures
SO3. Realization of an interactive training for the FEFISOL 2 team based on a PowerPoint presentation (support which will be shared with FEFISOL and SIDI and submitted as a deliverable)

Related people

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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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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