Since several years, Nitidæ has been providing technical assistance in the development of a cashew nut harvest forecasting model in Côte d'Ivoire, in order to estimate actual national cashew nut production. For the time being, plot studies have been carried out to gain a better understanding of fruiting dynamics and establish statistical relationships between the different stages of production. However, to obtain a useful model on a larger scale, we need statistics on the surface area of orchards in production (tree potential), as well as an estimate of the overall nut load in these orchards. These elements are still poorly known on a national scale.
Skills and qualifications required
We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:
- Doctorate or Bac+5 minimum in the doamins of Remote Sensing, Forestry, Agronomics or Geography.
- Solid knowledge in statistics, spatial modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote sensing. Knowledge of drone technologies would be a plus.
France – Montpellier or Lyon, with regular missions to the project intervention sites in Côte d'Ivoire
CDI contract (trial period of 3 months renewable once)
Deadline for submitting applications: 31/08/2023.