FORGUM - Technical support and training of trainers of gum arabic producers groups through 6 modules on marketing and quality

November 2016
June 2017
Project cost
15 000 €
Role in the project
Gum arabic sector expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Gum arabic


Main goals

Improve the living conditions of the poor and vulnerable rural communities that harvest gum arabic, especially women, who play a major role in the friable gum arabic sector

Specific objectives

Train trainers among project leaders and producers groups through 6 modules aiming to build commercial management capacities, and gum quality and capitalization


28,000 poor small producers including about 20,000 women gum pickers living in extremely vulnerable arid zones (low rainfall)


R1. Training materials
R2. Training reports
R3. Mission’s monitoring reports
R4. Information bulletins on gum arabic market information
R5. Shipping report
R6. Report on messages’ content and number of messages produced and sent


A1. Design of 6 training modules on: gum arabic value chain, bundling, marketing risks, quality standards, current financial management, market information and monitoring
A2. Groups’ training of trainers
A3. Market analysis and broadcast through newsletters and SMS
A4. Field and activities monitoring

Related people

Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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Project Officer

François Griffon

Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and support

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