Identification of viable options and promotion of rural agro industry, coconut sector, Mozambique, mission 8th - 18th july 2002

Noël Jean-Marc. 2002. Identification of viable options and promotion of rural agro industry, coconut sector, Mozambique, mission 8th - 18th july 2002. Montpellier : CIRAD-CP, 32 p. N° de rapport : CP_SIC 1516

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Abstract : The current mission has been asked to identify and evaluate 'business opportunities' for small to medium scale rural agro-processing activities. In this context rural agro-processing means activities that add value to the product at a fairly simple level that occurs in the production area/village/small town for the benefit of the entrepreneur or grower. It does not mean large scale, high cost, and complex industrial factories. The product means all coconut products including but not exclusively coconut meat, copra, coconut oil, soap, coconut fibre, coconut shell, coconut timber etc. In fact the oil and soap industry is already fairly well developed in Mozambique so it is expected that the specialist will concentrate on the other by-products of the coconut. Detailed information will be required for each processing option of the various by-products in particular: 1. Market data for the processed end product in local, regional and international markets. C&F prices/quality requirements and size of current and potential demand for each product. Competitor analysis. 2. Technological processes involved for each of the products. This should include a description of the process, the range of sizes of each process option including input and output volumes, cost of equipment and labour requirement (quantitative and qualitative). 3. Specifications and restriction, if any, applicable to the raw material supply, regarding varieties, physical condition and quality. 4. For each product and process finally chosen, an outline business plan will need to be prepared. This should include a value chain analysis. Regarding the work plan for the coconut specialist he will be required to: - Visit the two coconut producing provinces (approximately 6 days in total). - Provide round-table input during discussion with the rest of the team. - His written output will include a summary of the potential activities for each by-product and reason for rejection or selection for processing, as well as an outline business plan for the processing options chosen. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Cocos nucifera, Noix de coco, Huile de coco

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mozambique

Classification Agris : E16 - Production economics
E21 - Agro-industry
Q02 - Food processing and preservation

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Noël Jean-Marc, CIRAD-CP-PALMIER (FRA)

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