VALOMANG - Diagnostic mission on material loss and waste valorization in mango processing units (drying process) including tree case studies in Burkina Faso

April 2019
October 2019
Project cost
14 000 €
Role in the project
Expertise on waste recovery and valorization


Burkina Faso


Agriculture Agroprocessing Bioenergy Market


Organic waste Mango


Main goals

  • Identification of the quantities and types of waste generated by the transformation process
  • Analyzis of the causes of this waste and drafting of potential solutions to better valorize mangoes during the transformation process and to reduce associated wastage
  • Drafting of economically sustainable solutions for the recovery of final waste in general and for the specific units that have been studied

Specific objectives

The mission will rely on case studies of three processing units in Burkina Faso: Mango-So, Sanlé séchage, Ranch du Koba


Selected cooperatives and, more broadly, all operators of the mango sector in Burkina Faso.


Specific solutions are proposed to cooperatives for the valorization of their waste


A1. Preparation of the mission and study of the functioning of the structures

A2. Assessement and monitoring of the quantities of losses and waste

A3. Proposal to improve waste recovery practices and drafting of specific solutions

Related people

Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / Burkina

Julia Artigas Sancho

Process engineer and holder of a European MsC in Renewable energies, she works on energy-related issues in African industry, since 2016. Process optimization and agri-waste-to-energy systems are her main expertise areas: appropriate technologies, training on operation and maintenance, biofuels…

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Project Officer / Energy / Burkina

Magloire Sacla Aïde

Design & Mechanical Engineer, specialised in "Energy and industrial technician in mechanical production" from the Ecole Polytechnique of Abomey Calavi (EPAC) in Benin, he brings his expertise in renewable energy including biomass energy recovery and industrial process

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Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste

Etienne Perrier

Having graduated from the Engineering School INSA of Lyon as an Engineer in Energy & Environment, option "Thermal systems engineering", Section "Top-level sport", he brings his expertise in renewable thermal systems implementation and analysis, in the food processing industry (shea and cashew), waste recycling and training of local experts

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