GUIMILE - Support for certified organic sesame production development in Guinea

July 2022
September 2022
Project cost
11 600 €
Role in the project
Agronomic and organic expertise




Agriculture Organic Agriculture





Main goals

Recommendations on the technical itinerary to be implemented, the analysis of the constraints and the recommendations for the technical support of 1000 producers in the Kindia region for a target of 800 tons of organic sesame

Sékourou area south of Kindia

Specific objectives

SO1. Analysis of the constraints on cultivation practices, including understanding of the advantages and constraints of sesame cultivation at the level of local production systems to take into account local peasant strategies in the biological strategy (crop calendar, seeds , animal traction, chemical inputs, competitiveness, competition with other crops, income, yields, labor, capital, etc.)
SO2. Propose cultivation techniques for sesame in organic farming (practices for maintaining soil fertility, management of weeds, management of pests and diseases, seeds and sowing period, etc.)
SO3. Guide the technical support of the company's team for certification

Related people

Project Officer / France

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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Market analysis expert / Guinea

Mandjou Doumbouya

Graduated in social science/community development from Julius Nyéréré University in Kankan and the Higher Institute for Distance Education in Guinea. He has worked for more than 7 years in local development projects in Guinea and the analysis of agricultural markets. He is particularly qualified in local development, organization of agricultural actors, development of markets and value chain and Market Information Services (MIS)