WORLDANAC – Situational analysis of the evolution of cashew production in Africa, including crop forecasting models - Competitive African Value Chain for Pro-Poor Growth

January 2015
September 2015
Project cost
25 000 €
Role in the project
Cashew market expertise


Benin Burkina Faso Central African Republic Côte d’Ivoire Cameroon Ghana Guinea Gambia Guinea-Bissau Kenya Liberia Madagascar Mali Mozambique Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Chad Togo Tanzania





Main goals

Improve knowledge of the African sector and anticipate future developments

Specific objectives

Production of a document on the current state and development of cashew production in Africa, its evolution over the period 2009 – 2014, including crop forecasting models and possible applications for the African sector


All stakeholders of the sector who wish to have a comprehensive and accurate view of the market situation


** R1. ** An up-to-date and reliable full report is available
** R2. ** Improved knowledge of the sector leading to increased market fluidity


** A1. ** Analysis of international trade data, data collection from international databases (UN Com trade, importing countries’ customs, The Public Ledger Agra-net)
** A2. ** Systematic country surveys (15 countries studied)
** A3. ** Data processing
** A4. ** Updating country sheets, graph and cartography building
** A5. ** Data compiling and formatting
** A6. ** Implementation of a cashew harvest forecast methodology adapted to West Africa: bibliography, implementation of a monitoring and data analysis protocol

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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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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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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