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

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

Countries

Benin

Fields

Agriculture Market

Sectors

Cotton

Main goals

AATIF, Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund, wishes to invest in the cotton sector in Benin. As part of this investment project, the AATIF fund has commissioned a comprehensive study of the sector in order to understand the stakeholders, the performance, the flows and the social and environmental risks associated with it. The objectives of the study are therefore to shed light on mapping the stakeholders 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

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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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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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