investment

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 days 1 hour ago

Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a  a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.


feb
13

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Niger
  13 February 2017 to 16 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Initié il y a une douzaine d’années à Bruxelles, l’AFIF a depuis voyagé à travers toute l’Europe: Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Genève, Lisbonne et Paris. L’année dernière le forum fût organisé pour la première fois au Cap en Afrique du Sud avec le soutien entre autres de la BEI (Banque Européenne d’Investissement), du PNUD (Programme de Développement des Nations Unies), de Pfizer Ventures, de l’ICD (Banque Islamique de Développement), de l’IFC (Banque mondiale) et de l’Afreximbank.

L’AFIF 2017 va attirer plus de 300 participants du Kenya, d’Afrique, d’Europe, des Amériques ainsi que du Moyent-Orient, et inclura :

2 jours de Formation pré-conférence pour les entrepreneurs (du 13 au 14 Février), suivis par 2 jours de conférence avec des sessions parallèles interactives et plénières. Les sessions parallèles se concentreront sur l’accès au financement dans des secteurs-clés: agriculture, eau, énergies renouvelables et santé;

Des rencontre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 6 days ago

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

New Report:  Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance 

Asset financing has emerged as a promising new model for agricultural finance attracting a growing number of investors to the sector. However, small agribusinesses in developing countries still face significant challenges accessing investment capital, including unrealistically high collateral requirements and unaffordable interest rates. With traditional financial institutions providing less than a sixth of the $200 billion required to fund smallholder agribusiness globally, how can small agribusinesses ensure they are best positioned to attract investment and financing? Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance outlines the factors critical for success. 

To access the full report developed by !nspiraFarms - http://www.inspirafarms.com/articles-publications/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

New fertiliser plant in Ethiopia by OCP (investor from Morocco)

Article in Financial Times about a $3.7bn OCP investment from Morocco in Ethiopia.

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates, the world’s largest phosphate exporter, has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country. 

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

Link:

https://www.ft.com/content/469b5cd0-af27-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 1 day ago

Moroccan Company to build $3.7bn Fertilizer Plant in Ethiopia

Morocco’s Office Cherifien des Phosphates is the world’s largest phosphate exporter

Source: Financial Times

Moroccan group hails joint-venture expected to boost east African country’s economy

Office Cherifien des Phosphates has signed a deal with Ethiopia to build a $3.7bn fertiliser plant in the east African country.

OCP, which is 95 per cent state-owned, said the deal was among the largest joint ventures in Africa between two developing economies and would create one of the world’s largest fertiliser facilities, with an initial capacity of 2.5m tonnes.

The plant, which is expected to start producing fertiliser in mid-2022, will make a significant difference to Ethiopia’s agriculture sector, which accounts for 45 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product and 90 per cent of its exports.

Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, currently uses 57kg of fertiliser per hectare of wheat and 34k

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Posted By in Business Brokering Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Happening now! Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT). Over 350 agribusiness stakeholders; 42agriprenuers, 11investors and 13 BDS

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

PAINT: TURNING YOUR AGRIBUSINESS PITCH INTO A STORY!

Story telling is a scientifically-proven way to capture a listener's attention and hold it. It makes your pitch unforgettable. So, tell your story and tell it right. You're bound to gain attention, and the funding will follow.

Whether you're looking for investors or to get people interested in your business, your victory depends on your ability to explain what makes your business unique and to catch your listener's attention in less than 2 minutes. One of the most important things a businessperson can do, especially the founder or the general manager or someone who is at the center of the business daily operations is sales and learning how to speak about the business to others. This therefore these two things become the main target for every business that wants to grow.

Are you an entrepreneur? Company? Cooperative?, today AgriProFocus, SNV -The Netherlands Development Organization, B-Space and Netherlands Uganda Trade & Inve

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Bernard Mugume Am glad I will be part of this interesting sessions and i hope to network with investors and financiers to boost Focus Youth Forum Association in agriculture

3 months 3 weeks ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great. We are looking at doing this in Kenya as well with the youth. Would be great to learn from your experience.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard I have not seen an immediate impacting event like PAINT, where clients confirm they are converted, where agribusinesses pitches turn into stories

3 months 1 week ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great Richard. We need to do this more.

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Access to Finance Indonesia
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Investment in Indonesia

the Negative Investment List


What is the Negative Investment List (DNI)?

The Negative Investment List, Daftar Negatif Investasi (DNI), is compiled by the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, BKPM. It stipulates which sectors are open to foreign investment in Indonesia as well as the percentage of foreign ownership permitted.

In the effort to increase investment in Indonesia and to execute the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the Government of Indonesia has amended the Negative Investment List /DNI recently. These amendments are stipulated in Presidential Decree (Perpres) No. 44 in 2016 that was signed by President Joko Widodo on May 12, 2016. The new decree is meant to substitute the previous decree, Presidential Decree No. 39 in 2014.

The negative investment list indicates the Indonesian business fields which are:

* closed for foreign and domestic investment

* Open for investment with Conditions : Reserved or in Partnership with Micro, Small, and Medium-Scale En

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

How intensive is Dutch investment in Ethiopia?

A documentary broadcasted on EBC highlights how Dutch businesses have successfully invested in Ethiopia.


Posted By in P.A.I.N.T
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

A CALL FOR INVESTORS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (BDS) PROVIDERS

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

Are you;

- A commercial financier/finance broker

- An impact investor/impact investment broker

- An equity investor/ equity investment broker

- An angel investor / angel investment broker

Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?


We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.


Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)

Deadline for application: 19th September 2016

Contact Details: snatukunda@agriprofocus.com / +256 (0) 782 551 473

Express your interest to participate by Clicking here



Downloadable Items

1. Concept Note

2. Call

3. Offline Form

oct
05

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kampala

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses

Activities

We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th Octobe

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oct
05

First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  05 October 2016 to 07 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Addis Ababa

From 5 to 7 October 2016, His Excellency, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia will host the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Addis Ababa. The event is co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia and UNIDO. The high-level investment forum will feature participants from the public and private sector, including representatives of the Ethiopian Government, current investors, international financial institutions, domestic enterprises, international organizations and industry associations.

The Investment Forum will provide an opportunity to:

- Create strategic partnerships and expand your network through business-to-business meetings.
- Meet directly with policymakers at the ministerial level.
- Learn about the investment environment in Ethiopia.
- Secure a foothold in one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.

This event is by registration only. To register, please click on the following link: https://isid.unido.org/AIFE1.html



aug
17

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 August 2016 - 07:30 to 19 August 2016 - 17:00
  +254

Strathmore University Business School is pleased to invite you to participate in our Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (SIA) Program targeting key players and decision makers in the Agriculture sector. 

Together we will explore opportunities for growth in agriculture and how to create investment friendly environments. We will discover new and innovative farming techniques, acquire skills to negotiate the best investment contracts and manage these investments in a sustainable way.

Module I: 17th to 19th August, Strathmore Business School
Module II: 26th to 30th September, Israel


For more information contact Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu




Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

Module I: 17th to 19th August, Strathmore Business School
Module II: 26th to 30th September, Israel


Strathmore University Business School is pleased to invite you to participate in our Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (SIA) Program targeting key players and decision makers in the Agriculture sector.

Together we will explore opportunities for growth in agriculture and how to create investment friendly environments. We will discover new and innovative farming techniques, acquire skills to negotiate the best investment contracts and manage these investments in a sustainable way.


For more information contact Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu

Janine Schoeman Hi Veronica, thank you for sharing! When you publish it as an event it will also be visible in the calendar. Kind Regards Janine

6 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 8 months 1 week ago

6 Reasons to Invest in Africa

By Tarek Sultan al Essa, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman, Board of Agility, Kuwait


The conversation about Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity. That’s not news to companies that have paid close attention to the continent and invested there. The fast growing youth population, the urbanization expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050, and Africa’s formalizing economy are all well known. These trends and other developments have driven a half century or more of growth in Africa, and will continue to do so.  


It’s important to acknowledge that Africa tests an investor’s patience. Time horizons and return models that fit other markets don’t always work in there. Even the most experienced, sophisticated companies can be forced to recalibrate, as Nestlé did last year when it announced a 15% cut in its workforce across 21 African countries

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING CALL: APPLY NOW!

Dear Agriprenuers,

I would like to bring to your attention to a trade and investment matchmaking event organized by AgriProFocus Uganda that we will be held in August 2016. In preparation for this event, we are currently profiling potential participants in the matchmaking event specific to agribusiness. I particularly encourage businesses on this platform that wish to be linked to potential investors, markets, expertise or knowledge to apply.

Find more details in the attached Trade and Investment Matchmaking Call. Apply by 30th June 2016.

For further details, contact: Sylvia Natukunda M. Email: snatukunda@agriprofocus.com or Tel: 078 2551473

Lawrence Mugisha Please provide a brief description of the participant such that we can further share the opportunity

9 months 2 weeks ago

Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa Laurence, participant description is included in the attached document named "Trade & Investment Matchmaking Call".

9 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

The next Africa is the one in transition

A Brief Moment: with Aubrey Hruby

I had this great opportunity to have a brief moment with Aubrey Hruby three weeks ago when she was here in Addis for Wharton Club of Africa’s Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2016.

She is a successful investment advisor. She consults investors and companies doing business in Africa. Aubrey has consulted extensively in more than 20 African markets, including Ethiopia. She is a Senior Fellow at the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, the co-founder of Africa Expert Network (AXN), and the co-author of the award-winning book, The Next Africa. Aubrey served as the Managing Director of the Whitaker Group, where she helped facilitate over $2 billion in investment and capital flows to Africa. (Full Profile)

Aubrey has a lot to tell us about variety of issues in this short interview. Please enjoy reading her very interesting responses.

As you have been working with a lot of entrepreneur, what do you th

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apr
19

GENERATION AGRIPRENEUR SUMMIT & EXPO 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 April 2016 to 21 April 2016 - All Day Event
  UMA SHOW GROUNDS

Agribusiness & Investment Opportunities in Uganda: Gifted by Nature

Learn about new markets and investment opportunities

Discover modern US Agritechnology

Network for new partnerships and business deals

Meet over 100 exhibitors and over 1,000 decision makers

Train on modern agribusiness principles and technology

Entry fee (3 days): 30,000UGX

Exhibitor Fees:

Amcham member company: $100

Non - Amcham member company: $150  

Farmer Associations or student group: 50,000 UGX

Local NGO or Government institution: 100,000 UGX

International NGO or Social Enterprise: 150,000 UGX

For more information, visit our website or contact Brenda: 0782 543 825