PROCIV - Implementation of strategies to promote and strengthen the cashew nut industry in Togo

January 2021
February 2021
Project cost
6 300 €
Role in the project
Cashew Expert




Agriculture Market




GIZ · Ministry of Agriculture of Togo · Interprofessional Council of the Togolese Cashew Nut Sector - CIFAT · Coordination Committee of the Cashew Nut Industry in Togo - CCFA

Main goals

In order to better understand the evolution of the cashew nut market (NCB) and consequently that of the kernel, and to grasp available mechanisms to protect companies against the effects of price fluctuations on the world market, the GIZ cashew nut technical team and CIFAT stakeholders expressed their need for a training and knowledge-sharing mission by an expert

Specific objectives

SO1. Analyze the international cashew kernel market, factors of price variation, its consequences, the evolution and perspectives
SO2. Analyze market behavior and risk limitation mechanisms related to price fluctuations (market analysis matrix, impact analysis of different parameters and anticipation)
SO3. Analyze the mechanism of contract development with insurance clauses (to protect companies from buyers, products, exporters and processors' businesses against price fluctuations in the market)
SO4. Market research for agricultural products (negotiation and contractualization)

Related people

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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