TCHADGUM - Study on the price and value chain of gum arabic in Chad and construction of a dialogue within the local value chain

April 2014
May 2014
Project cost
9 200 €
Role in the project
Gum Arabic value chain






Gum arabic


Main goals

  • Analysis of the value chain and demand of the gum arabic market in the Guéra region
  • Proposed actions for capacity building in management, marketing and financing of the Federation and the 6 gum producers' Unions in the study area for the design of the action plan for this new phase

Specific objectives

Strengthen the program initiated in 2009 as part of a new phase of expansion in 2014-2016: identify priorities, the main strategic areas of development and opportunities for the realization of larger-scale projects, supported since 2009 in the program framework (ACACIA, PAFGA, PRCC, EHAT) and related to regional / global issues


Unions and groups structured by SOS SAHEL in the Melfi area


R1. Study report of the value chain and the demand of the gum to help the actors of the sector to have a better mutual knowledge of the role and added value of each link of the chain
R2. Training materials and training report for capacity building of gum arabic producers/pikers in business management (simplified accounting, marketing, entrepreneurial culture) and in financial management (budgeting, management of the saving)
R3. Feasibility report of a financing scheme of Groupings / Unions by microfinance (Warrantage, telephony, exporter)
R4. Preparation of the complete file for the offer of the Technical Assistant of the PRCC


A1. Organize a regional interprofessional exchange workshop to bring out a global vision and the common ground
A2. Value Chain and Market Demand Analysis
A3. Strengthening of Groupings and Unions in terms of management and financing techniques
A4. Experimentation of financing schemes of Groupings / Unions by microfinance

Related people

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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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 / 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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