POPS - Assessment of diversification strategies and opportunities for small palm oil producers in Ghana

Start
January 2021
End
May 2021
Project cost
69 000 €
Role in the project
Oil palm, agriculture, market expertise

Countries

Ghana

Fields

Agriculture Agroforestry Forest Market

Sectors

Cocoa Hevea Palm oil

Main goals

Propose diversification strategies most suited to each profile of palm oil producers in the B-BOVID company and produce an associated action plan to develop a diversification support program from these producers

Specific objectives

SO1. Carry out a socio-economic study of producers supplying B-BOVID in order to derive a typology based on criteria promoting or limiting diversification (access to land, availability of labor, proximity to markets ...)
SO2. Analyze the value-chains of each diversification option in order to identify the main stakeholders, trends, as well as obstacles and opportunities for producers
SO3. Economic models of the inclusion of diversification options in cash flows and farm work schedules, depending on the producers' typology
SO4. Design of the diversification program action plan on the basis of the sudy's results and in collaboration with the project partners
SO5. Production of training content for diversification support activities

Related people

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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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Research officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Elsa Sanial

Geography PhD at University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and the International Research Centre for agronomy and developement (CIRAD), she brings her expertise on ecological, agronomic and socio-economic agroforestry’s stakes, on cocoa value chain sustainability, the analysis of agricultural systems at territorial scale, socio-ecological systems studies, social sciences investigation, mapping and botany. She also has several years of experience in projects setting and coordination

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Co-Director

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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