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Arabic gum value chain (Sudan)


Titre : Arabic gum value chain (Sudan)

Pays : Sudan

Dates : Start date : 1 March 2014 // End date : 5 August 2021

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSI13SD21

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

In recent years, the demand for Arabic gum is driven up as result of increasing world consumption of softdrinks and sweets and increasing demand for natural and biological ingredients for among other the pharmaceutical industry. Sudan is world market leader in Arabic gum export but is facing more and more competition from Chad and Nigeria. With the establishment of a processing factory with a spray drying system the project partners will strengthen their competitive edge in the export market. The project will establish a gum preparation factory in the Darfur region and a gum processing factory equipped with dry spraying technology in Khartoum. The applicant, Dar al Turbenat Establishment, is a private company specialised in all aspects of solar and wind power energy based in Saudi Arabia. The first local partner, Abu Wail Engineering, has amongst others a division investing in the financing of trade in seasonal arable crops such as Arabic gum and groundnuts. The second local partner, Al Murah Investment, is specialised in trade and development of a Arabic gum. The three partners will establish a new joint venture.

The Darfur region is one of the poorest areas of the world and highly affected by the recent war. As Arabic gum is one of the main sources of income for local farmers investing in specifically this product will have great impact on the livelihood of the local community. The project will establish a Corporate Social Involvement fund at village level for the financing of social services and Arabic gum seeds. By investing in all segments of the production and processing chain the project will also have great impact in Arabic gum production in Sudan. The spray drying system is a proven technology, but is new for Sudan.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Al Murah Investment Company, Abu Wail Engineering and Transport Co. Ltd, DAR Al-Turbinate Est

Budget Total : €750,000

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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