Cédric Rabany

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Biography

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.

His extensive experience of business development tools and its knowledge of agro-food markets, make it possible to consider high level contribution in order to reinforce the socio-economic knowledge of the sector in its various dimensions (collection, processing, marketing). He has a good knowledge in development analysis and support to the value chain in the Sudan-Sahel region (cashew, sesame, shea, gum). He also has a strong expertise in the international market and companies operating in these markets. He was the head of mission for projects funded by the European Union, AFD and GIZ.

Position
Co-Director
Nationality
France
Years of experience
16 years
Key qualifications
  • Management and fundraising

    • Coordination of a team of 60 employees: headquarters and local teams in 5 countries
    • Management and strategic development of the association
  • Agro-food chains

    • Market analysis and added value chains development, capacity building of local actors (technical and organizational support to processors of agro-food products), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains (cashew, cocoa, sesame, fonio, honey, cola nut, maize, rice, milk, banana, onion), development of arboreal sectors in disadvantaged contexts (shea, Arabic gum, cashew, cocoa)
    • Support to local agro-food processing : studies competitiveness, quality, socio-environmental standards, local and international markets, trading and risk management, sectoral analysis and strategic diagnoses, financing and due diligence completion
    • Chains & wholesale markets analysis (consultant for RUNGIS-SEMMARIS)
    • Co-founder of the information service www.nkalo.com
    • Certification system of production in rural context and support to cooperatives (Fair Trade, Collective Certification in Organic Farming, HACCP, codes of conduct, geographical indications)
    • Analysis of agrarian systems and diversification (Mauritania, Mexico, Cameroun)
  • Project Management

    • Designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of several projects of support to the rural world in Africa (European Union, the French Development Agency, the World Bank, the GIZ)
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (expert for the EU)
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Countries

France

Fields

Agriculture

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