VANIREG - Feasibility Assessment on Regenerative Agriculture in Unilever’s Vanilla supply chain in Madagascar

September 2023
October 2023
Role in the project
Value chain expertise




Agriculture Agroforestry Biodiversity Climate Forest Market




Main goals

As part of its commitments to protect and regenerate nature, Unilever is implementing with its local partners a program on sustainable sourcing of vanilla in Madagascar, SAVA region. The program is called Fandriaka II/ Vanilla for Change 2020-2024 and is in collaboration with GIZ. The partners are conceiving a new phase for this program that will take place from 2024 to 2028.

Specific objectives

This new program would include a work package on "Regenerative agriculture, no deforestation and reforestation of degraded forest". Unilever has selected Nitidæ to undertake the feasibility study of this work package, analyzing the opportunities, and providing recommendations, based on its experience on vanilla and regenerative agriculture, and its long-lasting presence and action in Madagascar.

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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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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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Project Manager / France

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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