SENESAME - Support of sesame producer organizations for a conversion to Organic Agriculture in Senegal

January 2021
June 2021
Project cost
15 000 €
Role in the project
Sesame and certification expertise




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Market




J Rouanet Fils et Cie · Inspire Sénégal

Main goals

Technical assistance to an export company for the conversion of cooperatives for 18 tons of sesame in Organic Agriculture from Senegal

Specific objectives

SO1. Analysis of the situation of the 3 cooperatives grouping 1000 sesame producers in Casamance and carry out a diagnosis for organic conversion
SO2. Evaluate the feasibility, the level of effort and establish an action plan to fill the 'gap' between current practices and those required by Organic Agriculture
SO3. Identify the relevant rotations, both to limit the risks and commercially promote all the products of the organic rotation
SO4. Technical assistance for the implementation of the conversion action plan (internal organization, ICS, technical itinerary, documentation, help in lifting non-compliance, mock audit, etc.)
SO5. Train the company's team to transfer skills to support and maintain certification

Related people

Project Officer / Agriculture & Market / 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

Caroline Bassono

She graduated from the agronomy school of Rennes, Agrocampus Ouest, specialized in Plant Science and Productions - Agrosystems Engineering. She brings her expertise in the development of sustainable farming systems, the support of producers in improving their practices, the creation of training materials on production and post-harvest techniques (sesame) and agroecology

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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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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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