OLEOTCHAD - Supporting the development of oleaginous : sesame, groundnut, shea and cashew nuts by optimized production connected to the market

January 2013
January 2016
Project cost
620 000 €
Role in the project




Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Peanut Cashew Shea Sesame


EU - European Union · INADES · FIKIRNA · Sahel EcoDev

Main goals

Improve food security and living conditions of rural populations in Chad by supporting the activities of active local CSOs on chains promotion.

Specific objectives

Promote the expansion and diversification of the income of the rural population in Chad by better operating and creation of added value in the sesame / groundnut sectors and associated NTFP (cashew, shea) in a protected environment, including innovative approaches (ICT).


  • Mainly 5000 producers, poor of sesame and groundnut
  • 500 leaders of farmers’ organizations
  • 50 producers’ organizations
  • 20 processing units managed by women


R1. Family farms (EAF) improve their technical and economic performance
R2. Better structured producers’ organizations provide effective marketing and a local farm advisory service
R3. Targeted sectors are more competitive, focusing on market needs and favorable to rural populations


A1. Training the family farms to sustainable production, marketing and management
A2. Encouraging the emergence of Professional Agricultural Organizations organized around a farm advisory meeting the needs of producers and result-oriented, and able to integrate members into grouped sales strategies
A3. Promote the sector to improve and increase the opportunities and creating value added due to processing

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 and studies building and 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 / France

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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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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