Trade mission to the agri sector of Uganda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017 - All Day Event

Opportunities for Dutch companies active in the agri sector!   

Are you an entrepreneur who is interested in the agri sector of Uganda? Join the trade mission at the end of November 2017! The trade mission includes participation in the 5th edition of the annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa by means of a Dutch pavilion.   


The East African market is one of over 145.5 million consumers and its agriculture is valued at more than $147 billion. There is ample opportunity to establish East Africa as the continent’s agricultural hub. The region’s agriculture sector is not evolving fast enough to meet market demands due to the lack of commercialisation, mechanisation and access to information. Companies from the Netherlands now have the opportunity to respond to the demand of the East African agri sector.   


Due to the opportunities above, the Netherlands Export Combination (NEC) and AgriProFocus organise a trade mission including fair participation to Kampala, Uganda. In addition to a seminar and a number of farm visits we will also be attending the 5th edition of the Agribusiness Congress East Africa by means of a Dutch pavilion. This is an annual event including a 2-day conference and fair. The congress will be held on November 29 and 30 and will bring together important parties within the sector: government, business and knowledge institutes. Visitors of the event are government officials, large and emerging farmers, financial institutes, banks, project developers, traders, retailers, development agencies and solution providers. These visitors come from Africa (mainly East Africa) and other parts of the world.   


- You will come into contact with potential partners and buyers
- You will have conversations met relevant local parties and authorities
- You will require specific knowledge about the market
- You will exchange experiences with other participants   


November 27 Travel day
November 28 Seminar and farm visits
November 29 & 30 Congress and fair participation
December 1 Travel day  


This project shall be carried out in cooperation with AgriProFocus Uganda (APF) and the Dutch embassy in Kampala.   


This mission is open to the participation of companies, branch organisations, knowledge institutes and non-governmental organisations. The cost involved with participation are €2,950-. With a Starters International Business (SIB) voucher costs could be reduced by 50%. Costs include:
- Fair participation and congress
- Interesting visits and presentations within the sector
- Guidance while preparing for the mission and during the mission
- Excluding accommodation and travel costs (including visa)   


For questions please contact Joost van Dam and/or Sylvia van der Horst via +31 (0)33-433 0131 or email to The mission will take place at a minimum of eight participants.