STUDY FOR A STRATEGY PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CASHEW SECTOR IN IVORY COAST
The general objective of the project is to propose a strategy for the development of the cashew sector that combines income improvement for producers and preservation of natural resources.
More specifically, the study will provide elements relating to the production potential and will:
(1) Analyse profitability of various agricultural production systems taking into account the specificities of the selected sites, the solutions recommended by the research programmes to improve productivity, and the market opportunities
(2) Analyse transformation and marketing channels;
(3) Analyse strengthening scenarios of organisations of producers and local processors;
(4) Analyse the institutional framework and learn lessons from different projects implemented during the last 10 years.
Based on the diagnosis carried out, the consultant has proposed a review of technical, regulatory and organisational solutions likely to remove the constraints and improve the performances of the sector. The consultant has formulated a strategy to develop the cashew sector with various options according to the scenarios chosen.