SDGUM - Support to the gum arabic sector in Sudan

November 2014
June 2018
Project cost
66 000 €
Role in the project
Expert filière gomme arabique




Agriculture Market ICT


Gum arabic

Main goals

352/5000 Develop the gum arabic sector by supporting stakeholders. This project is part of the contract between The Forests National Corporation FNC and IRAM entitled "Support in Structuring Arabic Gum sector in Sudan". For this purpose, IRAM and RONGEAD have formed a group, RONGEAD providing its industry experts.

Specific objectives

Develop a market information system on the gum arabic sector


Actors from the gum arabic sector in Sudan


The gum arabic sector in Sudan is structured and has marketing tools and a market information system


The main tasks are to work on the downstream value chain with stakeholders to understand how the sector works:
** A1. ** Link between Gapas and buyers, information on the rubber market
** A2. ** Development of marketing tools
** A3. ** International market Information: Developing a market information system of the gum sector based on mobile phone software, to test the feasibility of the project and the potential impact in Sudan.

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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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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