SENESAM - Development of a market Information service for FENPROSE in Senegal

January 2013
January 2018
Project cost
6000 €/an
Role in the project
Market analysis / marketing consulting / ICT expertise






Cashew Sesame

Main goals

The general objective of the project is the improvement of competitiveness, profitability and the capacity to manage the commercial risks of small agricultural producers and actors of the sesame sector (then cashew nut from 2015) in Senegal thanks to a service of committed economic intelligence based on expertise in this fast-growing and high value-added sector

Specific objectives

Establishment of an information service and commercial consulting in Senegal on the sesame sector at the request and in partnership with FENPROSE - National Federation of Sesame Producers


The FENPROSE federation, the 10 PO members of the federation and about 6,000 sesame producers who are members of the POs


R1. Improvement of marketing R2. Risk minimization R3. Increase in income R4. Improvement of relations between actors


A1. The information service combines market analysis, design of forescat advice, tailored to users (producers, SMEs, institutions) and technological flexibility A2. It is based on a principle of training, information and advice grouped together within an economic intelligence service A3. The training strengthens the capacity of the institution FENPROSE to use information for decision-making A4. Most of the service in Senegal is provided by the FENPROSE takeover bids (price collection, information dissemination, internal advice, etc.), which in return receive a decrypted information on the state of the market and which directly touches over 6,000 producers A5. Thus, with a very low intervention cost, the agricultural council created has a much greater potential for sustainability, both financially and in terms of strengthening local skills.

Related people

Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Holder of a Master II in "Territories planning - Decentralisation and local development" at the Faculty of Geography of the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis, training and in supporting producer organisations

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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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