With this question in mind around 200 entrepreneurs visited the first East Africa Business Dialogue organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and RVO last week. Dutch embassies in the region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda), sector representatives and companies with experience in East Africa were more than happy to share their knowledge and experiences with those interested in exploring the East African business opportunities.
AgriProFocus was also present on behalf of the sectors agrifood and horticulture. The AgriProFocus country networks provided the Dutch team with up-to-date insights into the market and related opportunities for Dutch agricultural companies (see booklet ‘Doing Business in East Africa’). Anne-Marie Slaa and Lisette van Benthum spoke with various company representatives with a clear interest in the linking services that the AgriProFocus teams can provide. Already during the event itself B2B linkages were made by... Read more
Are you active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market? Looking for clients, suppliers or partners to cooperate with? Do you want concrete (financial) support for an interesting lead? Then join the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya from 16 to 19 May 2017. HortIMPACT is a programme supported by the Dutch Embassy that invests in the development of the fresh produce sector and is looking for Dutch partners from the private sector to cooperate with.
During the trade mission we offer you:
A tailor-made programme for your company
Matchmaking with Kenyan and Dutch companies
Field visits to companies and initiatives that are relevant to you
Personal meetings with companies and organisations from the horticulture sector
A focused exploration of activities that you want to start in Kenya with our team of experts
The mission takes place from the 16 until the 18 or 19th of May. You can decide wh... Read more
On Wednesday 15th February 2017, Bejo Seeds and AgriProFocus organized a so-called ‘onion meet up’. The aim? Firstly, to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge on the onion value chain in West Africa. And secondly, to discover synergies between the network members of AgriProFocus for building an ‘onion coalition’.
How did we get involved in the onions?
Bejo, a leading vegetable seed company, has the ambition to sustainably improve the onion value chain in West Africa. With help of the network of AgriProFocus they are seeking for partners to collaborate in programmes that aim to strengthen the value chain of onions. André Dekker from Bejo: ‘Onions are one of the most popular vegetables in West Africa. Nowhere people eat as much onions as they do in West Africa. This offers huge market potential because local onion production can currently not meet local demand.’ To improve local production, big improvements in the productio... Read more
In the week of 13th - 17th February AgriProFocus organises
business meetings during which the opportunities of doing business in the
Zambian dairy sector will be discussed.
These meetings will give you:
We will organize three business meetings:
A more detailed programme will follow soon. Would you like to attend one of these business meetings? Please let us know before the 6th o... Read more