SYSEN - Team Europe Initiative Agropole Center Project - Gunge Mbay - for services of general interest to the commercial intermediation ecosystem in Senegal

July 2023
July 2025
Project cost
122 000 €
Role in the project
Agri-food trade expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Market


Peanut Cereal Corn Horticulture Millet Salt Sesame

Main goals

Establish, deploy and support services of general interest to the commercial ecosystem through the creation of a pool of skills in commercial intermediation services, the strengthening of multi-link territorial initiatives and the development of a supply and demand reference database

Specific objectives

Professionalize 20 people in commercial intermediation with a view to providing this type of service to actors in the value chains of the 3 regions of intervention (Fatick, Kaffrine and Kaolack) and responding to calls from the FNDASP on this type of service


R1. An incubation and training program for professionals in commercial intermediation created and available at the start of the project
R2. 20 professionals trained in commercial intermediation and ready to respond and carry out calls for tender on this topic at the end of the project


A1. Preparation and launch of service delivery
A2. Creation of the incubation program and training
A3. Recruitment of learners
A4. Learner training
A5. Final evaluation of acquired skills
A6. Monitoring-evaluation of service delivery

Related people

Task Officer / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Siméon Diedhiou

Holder of a PhD in Agriculture and Climate Change at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), he is also graduated from the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar with a Master 2 in Sustainable Management of Agroecosystems Horticulture and a Master 2 in Environmental Sciences. He has good experience working in rural Senegalese areas, particularly within the NGO Agrecol Afrique, as a program manager

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

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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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 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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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.

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