VCCOTTON - Analysis of the cotton value chain in Benin and study of the social, economic and environmental impacts of an investment in the sector

August 2022
November 2022
Project cost
40 000 €
Role in the project
Market expertise




Agriculture Market





Main goals

As part of an investment project, Nitidæ is carrying out an integral study of the cotton sector in Benin in order to understand the stakeholders, the functioning, the flows and the issues associated with it. The objectives of the study are therefore to shed light on the map of actors in the sector, the performance of processing units, changes in regulations and the organization of the value chain, as well as trends in market at national, West African and international levels

Specific objectives

SO1. Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the cotton value chain in West Africa, with a particular focus on Benin, to better understand the entire Beninese cotton value chain, its stakeholders, and
SO2. Assess sustainability issues and environmental and social risks of this investment

Evolution of exports of cotton and cotton-derived products in Benin between 2000 and 2021. Source: UN Comtrade. Unit: million dollars

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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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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