NKALO - Promote the integration of professional agricultural organizations of cashew chain in international trade

September 2011
December 2014
Project cost
1 000 000 €
Role in the project


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroprocessing Market



Main goals

  • Improve the income of producers through better risk management of marketing in an international context marked by the instability of agricultural prices and increased international demand.
  • Increase the productivity of cashew orchards, the sustainability of family farms and processing through the promotion of Good Agricultural Practices.

Specific objectives

Strengthen the capacity of 200 Professional Agricultural Organisations (PAO) of producers and 7 PAO of processors identified by the project, in partnership with the private sector.


  • 200 PAO of producers representing 20,000 cashew nut producers
  • 7 PAO of processors representing 1,000 women processors


R1. 20,000 producers have access to the Support Service Markets (SAM) and improve their income R2. 1,000 jobs in rural environment perpetuated by a first agro-processing and the value added on agricultural products is increased


A1. Facilitate access to market information for 20,000 producers
A2. Strengthen the economic and political structure of 200 target PAO
A3. Facilitate the access of small farmers to bio and fairtrade certification
A4. Strengthen the technical capacity of 7 PAO processing
A5. Implementation of an integrated chain between OLAM and cashew processing units

Related people

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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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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ICT Business Developer and Manager of the N'kalô development / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoirei

Serge Kedja

Engineer in Advanced Information Systems (University of Bejaia, Algeria), MSc in Information Technologies (University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom) and Alumni Chevening, he specializes in design, development, management and the capitalization of digital solutions for agriculture in Africa.

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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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