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RESIMAO EXPERIENCE (West-African Market Information Network) Improving access to high-quality information on the regional agricultural market: the case of West Africa PALENCIA, 29 March-1 st April 2011 Pierre Traoré, Chairman of the ICT Group of the RESIMAO. Presentation Plan :.
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(West-African Market Information Network)
Improvingaccess to high-quality information on the regional agricultural market: the case of West Africa
PALENCIA, 29 March-1st April 2011
Pierre Traoré, Chairman of the ICT Group of the RESIMAO
Between 2001 and 2004, the MIS exchanged reports via the Internet and developed their relationship by setting up a regional MIS thanks to the support of the PASIDMA;
In November 2004: General Assembly in Kpalimé (Togo): adoption of the Bylaws, Rules of Internal Procedure and the creation of an Operational Unit.
Ten (10) national MIS (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Togo).
390 rural and urban markets (distribution, wholesale, semi-wholesale and retail markets).
39 targeted sub-regional markets of interest
Products monitored (cereals; market garden products, fish, livestock, input products and agricultural materials, tubers and starch);
The RESIMAO is the ECOWAS regional correspondent for market information;
The RESIMAO has an internet platform: www.resimao.org
Mistowa-Busylab experience: Failure, Mistowa proved to be far more of a competitor than a support project;
CTA-BLE-ISICAD experience: Better, the RESIMAO had a platform. However, the current transfer and maintenance costs are not sustainable
Discussions are currently being held on the creation of a new platform with the ECOWAS
Centre informatique communautaire
Cellule Opérationnelle et le groupe TIC
At country level, everything is based around the MIS (Central Unit and Local Collection and Dissemination Units;
There is a real information flow within the MIS/OMA and between the MIS and its other partners, as per the following diagram:
ULCD based in local chambers and networked
Weekly online exchanges of prices between RESIMAO member countries
Promoting contacts between the sub-region’s stakeholders (facilitating exchanges)
Greater visibility regarding business opportunities
Existence of national databases on agricultural products
The RESIMAO is a network of MIS at the service of stakeholders involved in the trade in agricultural products in West Africa and having an: