RIZABIERE - Support to the 2SCALE project for the preparatory work for the establishment of the paddy rice supply system of the SOCOMCI Korhogo plant

October 2016
January 2017
Project cost
9 300 €
Role in the project
Rice industry expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroprocessing Market



Main goals

Analyze the rice sector, especially producers to supply the plant and intervention axes

Specific objectives

Identify and profile the basic actors who will be involved in supplying the SOCOMCI Korhogo plant with paddy rice, directly and via existing ESOPs (Korhogo, Ferkéssédougou and Katiola), and identify possible priority support interventions in 2017


Actors from the rice sector in the Korhogo region


R1. Understand the resources and cultural practices of rice farmers in paddy production, make a typology of rice farmers, and pre-identify those who could benefit from 2SCALE / FMS support in 2017 R2. Mapping resellers and business support services essential to a competitive supply of paddy rice from the SOCOMCI plant in Korhogo (directly and via ESOP), and understanding their links (current and potential) with rice farmers and their organizations R3. Write a report including the main actors that could be involved in the supply of the SOCOMCI plant, their needs in terms of support and a support plan in terms of support for the year 2017


A1. Identification and profiling of individual rice growers who could be involved in the supply of paddy from the SOCOMCI plant in Korhogo (directly and through the ESOPs): interview with +/- 400 rice farmers and rice farmers in the main watersheds. sourcing near Korhogo using survey software, and field observations A2. Profiling of input dealers and business support services (potentially) connected to rice growers: interview with officials of other actors mentioned by rice farmers or identified by interviewers A3. Analysis of the results obtained and reporting: office work, exchanges between the interviewers, sharing workshop with SOCOMCI and Brassivoire / Heineken

Related people


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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Associate Expert

Soungari Sekongo

Engineer in Tropical Agronomy from the CIED, option "plant production", he brings his expertise in agricultural markets analysis, advising-supporting actors, vegetable production and supporting professional agricultural organizations (management, capacity building)

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