Value Chain Analysis Fruit Processing West Africa

Value Chain Analysis Fruit Processing West Africa

This value chain analysis was commissioned by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) in order to identify the most promising product market combinations for processed fruit from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.

Mango has been identified as the most promising product market combination. 

Compared to other African mango origins, the focus countries have the following strengths, which can be leveraged to maintain and expand market position. This comparison provides a starting point for a regionally coordinated diversification and strengthening of the chain.

  • Burkina Faso: large existing market share with track record of inclusiveness, organic agriculture and is suitable for markets demanding organic products and storytelling. Dried mango is the most promising segment.
  • Côte d’Ivoire: well-developed agricultural economy and business environment in comparison to the other countries in the region, allowing it to potentially kickstart the mango processing sector relatively quickly. Côte d’Ivoire is a transport hub for landlocked neighbouring countries.
  • Mali: opportunity to tap into premium niche markets for dried mango that are interested in storytelling about inclusiveness and environmental sustainability, some traction in purees and concentrates.

In order to increase the positive impact of the sector, key factors need to be considered for supporting companies and their enabling environment, which is true for all three countries: diversification, professionalisation, market growth and coordination.

Value Chain Analysis for Processed Fruits from Burkina Faso, Mali and Ivory Coast (CBI)
Analyse de la chaîne de valeur des fruits transformés au Burkina Faso, au Mali et en Côte d’Ivoire (CBI)
Logistics and food losses perishable crops

Logistics and food losses perishable crops

The Netherlands has a policy to integrate Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Food security and rural development are a top priority in development cooperation. Market inefficiencies in logistics cause post-harvest losses of perishable products. Food waste negatively impacts both food security for local consumers, and the income of many smallholder producers.

Identifying and addressing market opportunities in logistics can improve these issues in food security and rural development. This also provides commercial opportunities for Dutch and local entrepreneurs in developing local markets and foreign trade.

As part of a global study, we mapped the value chains for tomatoes, capsicum and pineapples in Nigeria. Contextual interviews provided an understanding of the value chains, whereas data collection and surveys provided deeper insight into volumes and food losses, prices and value distribution.

The report was submitted to the Netherlands Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria for consolidation into the global study.

The study provided insight into food losses in fruit and vegetables (30-60% depending on the product), formal and informal import and export, investment needs in processing, and export quality requirements.

The report can be shared upon request.