VIAMOBF - 3-2-1 service in Burkina Faso: agri info fills your pockets!

January 2019
July 2019
Role in the project
Agricultural and market content provider


Burkina Faso


Agriculture Market ICT


Cashew Shea Sesame

Main goals

Contribute to Viamo's 3-2-1 service in Burkina Faso, which aims to connect millions of individuals and organizations to access the information they need in their local languages to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses

Specific objectives

  • Collect market information on the following products: sesame, shea, cashew, maize, rice, millet and sorghum
  • Create and record audio messages on prices and their evolution in 3 languages (Moore, Dioula and French) on these 7 cultures
  • Create and record audio messages on agricultural practices in 3 languages (Moore, Dioula and French) on sesame, shea and cashew
  • Promote the service with a communication program, including push SMS

Related people

Country representative in Burkina-Faso

Souleymane Jules Gaye

Holder of a Master II in "Accounting and Financial Management" from the International School of Engineering (INSOFE), Boston, USA, he brings his expertise in sustainable community development in West Africa, particularly in the fields of identification and enhancement of local individual or collective initiatives

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Project Officer

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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Project Manager / Bioenergy & Waste / France

Loïc Simonnot

Engineer in international agro-development from ISTOM, he has high-level expertise recognized by both the public and the private sector, in the shea sector: producers’ organizations, production, processing, marketing and on reducing environmental impacts of processing

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ICT Business Developer / Agriculture & Market / Ivory Coast

Serge Kedja

Engineer in Advanced Information Systems (University of Bejaia, Algeria), MSc in Information Technologies (University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom) and Alumni Chevening, he specializes in design, development, management and the capitalization of digital solutions for agriculture in Africa.

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