INCOME - Team Europe Initiative Agropole Center Project - Gunge Mbay - for inter-individual commercial intermediation in Senegal

July 2023
July 2025
Project cost
603 000 €
Role in the project
Value chain expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Peanut Cereal Corn Horticulture Millet Salt Sesame

Main goals

The main objective of this service is the establishment, deployment and support for the implementation of inter-individual commercial intermediation services adapted to the context and the needs of the stakeholders of the agropole center's priority value chains. This service will facilitate the realization of around 200 “win-win” and sustainable business relationships for a cumulative total amount of 6 million euros during the two campaigns 2023/24 and 2024/25

Specific objectives

SO1. Preparation and launch of the service with the Gunge Mbay and Enabel team
SO2. Census of supply and demand profesionnals interested in commercial intermediation and external services
SO3. Rapid diagnosis and assessment of the commercial capacities and service needs of commercial intermediation stakeholders
SO4. Development and validation of a support plan for each stakeholder enrolled in the intermediation service (agribusinesses, OPs and cooperatives)
SO5. Implementation of support plans and internal capacity building
SO6. Commercial intermediation and support for the implementation of contracts signed by stakeholders
SO7. Monitoring-evaluation of our commercial intermediation service

Related people

Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Graduated from a Master 2 in Territorial Planning - Decentralization and Local Development from the Faculty of Geography of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. He also holds an engineering degree (Master 1) in community development and training from the Higher School of Applied Economics in Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis and in training and supporting producer organizations

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Assistant project manager in commercial intermediation / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Mame Khady Niane

Holder of an engineering degree in land use planning and urban management from the Ecole Supérieure d'Economie Appliquée (ESEA) in Dakar, she has 6 years of experience as a project manager on organizational governance and commercial intermediation

Agricultural commercial intermediation manager / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Mor Seck

Graduated with a master's degree in agribusiness and a bachelor's degree in management sciences at the Gaston Berger University of Saint Louis in Senegal, he has specialized in agribusiness for 7 years. He worked at the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, on themes relating to varietal development in different agroecological zones through experimental tests on horticulture and field crops. He also has a good knowledge of the context and the stakeholders in commercial intermediation. Since January 2023, he has participated in the support study for the company SAF ingredients in Senegal on the onion sector financed by the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF)

Project Manager - Agrarian Systems - Territories - Agro-ecology / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Pierre Sutter

Graduate Engineer in Agriculture, Specialized in Agroecology of the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISA), he brings his expertise to the methodological support of the teams on the realization of diagnosis at the scale of the territory and the plot to develop the rules for managing natural resources and co-constructing innovative agricultural practices with producers. Based in Dakar serving West & Central Africa.

Project officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Pierre Ricau

Holder of a Master Degree in "Agricultural Development and Economic Policies" from the Institute of Development Studies (IEDES), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and AgroParisTech. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis (especially cashew, sesame, shea, cocoa, hevea, corn, rice and onion), development of agro-food sectors, training engineering and consultancy on public agricultural/agro-industrial policies

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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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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Agricultural commercial mediator / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Mamadou Tine

He has a degree in project management from the Higher Institute of Management, a diploma in environmental management and sustainable development from ISFAR and a diploma in breeding from the departmental livestock and animal production service. Since 2016, he has specialized in good governance, breeding and marketing. He worked on sustainable horticulture and livestock development for the Lutheran Church of Senegal as well as for the Belgian NGO Solidagro on good governance and the marketing of market garden products

Commercial mediator / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Ibrahima Cissé

Holder of a Master 2 in Community Development from the Higher Institute of Local Development, as well as a License in Development Project Management, he has acquired solid academic training in the field. With experience supporting women in his community in the creation of income-generating activities then within the framework of the Agropole Center Professional Organizations Professionalization Project (PROPAC) as an endogenous facilitator, where he actively contributed to community development, particularly in agriculture. He brings his experience in promoting local and community development and improving the living conditions of communities, within the framework of sustainable and beneficial projects

Financial and administrative manager / Senegal

Sadio Cissé

She holds a Master 2 in Banking Finance Insurance from the University of Thiès. She started as an accounting secretary in an Italian international NGO in 2011 and then worked in many international and national organizations such as RAF. In her previous missions, she notably managed a school canteen project in the Thiès region

Commercial mediator / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Youssoupha Thiam

He holds a master's degree in sustainable development and management of forest and agroforestry ecosystems and a bachelor's degree in agroforestry. He was an agricultural technician assistant in the NGO Trees for the Future in Senegal, and an endogenous facilitator in good governance and commercial mediation at Solidagro as part of the PROPAC project. He has also taught GIS, cartography, agro-climatology and agro-meteorology for 4 years at the University of Sine Saloum El-hâdj Ibrahima NIASS in Kaolack