trade mission



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  26 November 2017 to 30 November 2017 - All Day Event


There are many reasons why you shoud  join our trade mission to Elgeyo / Marakwet County, Kenya. The most important things about traveling to this county for you is; 1) The opportunity to explore new markets that offer the benefit of expanding your business. 2) Elgeyo / Marakwet is valuable for companies in the solar energy, dairy, infrastructure, poultry, healthcare and innovation in agriculture. 3) The County is the home of world class Marathon runners such as Ezekiel Kemboi, wilson Kipsand among others. The trade mission offers you the most effective and profitable partnership while enjoying the home of the Champions.

Therefore join the  trading mission from 26th to 30th November 2017 and discover  our excellent and exciting projects that can be of value to your business growth.

The trade mission also gives Dutch companies access to the seven (7) Counties in the North Rift of Kenya (NOREB). Dutch companies in the

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Posted By in Holland Pavilion - Agritech Expo 2017
Posted 26 June 2017 at 07:07

Doing Business in Zambia Meeting - 26th April, 2017 

As part of the Dairy and Poultry Trade Mission, the Doing Business in Zambia Meeting was held on 26th April, 2017 at the Southern Sun Hotel. This meeting was held to give insight to the Dutch and Zambian Businesses on the business landscape and the opportunities that are in Zambia. This occasion was graced by the Director of Zambia Development Agency and we had presentations from Patents and Company Registration Agency (PACRA), Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority, Poultry Association of Zambia and the Dairy Association of Zambia. Each of these institutions gave an insight on the rules and regulations in respect to their mandate in the event that the business would be interested in participating in doing business in the Zambian business environment.   

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2017 at 01:21

Looking for opportunities in the fresh produce sector in Kenya? Join the mission!

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

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SANEC Trade mission Benin & Togo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 May 2017 to 12 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Benin and Togo

Handelsmissie: Landbouw, Water, Energie & Logistiek naar Cotonou, Benin en Lomé, Togo 09-12 Mei 2017

Bent u een ondernemer en heeft u interesse in de Beninese & Togolese markt? Ga dan mee met een uitgaande missie naar die twee landen. De missie staat open voor partijen uit alle sectoren, maar heeft een focus op de sectoren landbouw, water, energie en agrologistiek. 

SANEC organiseert deze missie in samenwerking met AFRIC, de Beninse Consulaat in Nederland, NAFTC-AFRICA, de Beninse en Togolese KvK’s en de Nederlandse Ambassade in Benin.

Deelname aan deze missie biedt Nederlandse bedrijven ingangen bij overheden en bedrijven in Benin en Togo, inzicht in de kansen en mogelijkheden in de markt en kennismaking met potentiële zakenpartners. Het programma bestaat o.a. uit individuele matchmaking, bezoeken aan bedrijven, organisaties en projecten in de desbetreffende sectoren, een seminar en een netwerkreceptie.

Waarom deelnemen aan een missie naar Benin & Togo?

Benin & Togo zijn de stabielste landen in de We

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Women entrepreneurs Netherlands trade mission to Tanzania

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar es Salaam

A group of women entrepreneurs from the Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania. 

The programme includes a learning journey, company visits, a March 8 women conference at the Netherlands embassy, matchmaking and the annual meetup of SAGCOT. 

find more info in Dutch here:


Niger Trade Mission

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Niamey, Niger

NABC invites companies interested in exploring agricultural business opportunities with Niger on a trade mission to Niamey from March 6th till March 10th 2017. 

The outgoing mission follows on the incoming mission from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso which was received in August 2016. Fifty-three representatives of Dutch agribusinesses met with this delegation and were very pleased with the quality of the Nigerien companies. A
fact sheet from this visit can be found here and a video here. Interested in exploring agri-opportunities in Niger and seeing it with your own eyes? Join this mission!

Registration deadline: Wednesday 22 February  

For more information and registration please visit NABC's website

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 25 January 2017 at 10:06

Are you interested in doing business in Zambia? 

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:

  • Valuable insights into the Zambian dairy sector
  • The opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others
  • The opportunity to extend your network with dairy professionals

We will organize three business meetings:

  1. Tuesday 14th February, Van Hall Larenstein, Velp (directions)

           Time: 15:00-17:00h

  1. Wednesday 15th February, Dairy Campus, Goutum (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

  1. Thursday 16th February, NEC Amersfoort. (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

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

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Chali Nyirenda

In the week 13 – 17th February, 2017, AgriProFocus organized three information sessions for Dutch companies in the Poultry and Dairy sectors. The objectives was to share information on the business opportunities in Zambia and encourage them to join the Trade Mission. As the Business and Partnership Coordinator, it was my job to facilitate match making between businesses.


 My first time visit to the Netherlands was a great experience. Despite the cold weather, the people there were very friendly and welcoming. The Dutch business I met are interested in the opportunities in Zambia and Africa. The participation at the Information Sessions was less than expected but the quality of the interaction was good. We had a good meeting with NEC on the coordination and logistics of the Trade Mission and this experience helps me to do my next task in matchmaking and get on board more Zambian businesses. So far we have 17 dairy and poultry companies that signed up for the mission.

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Chali Nyirenda Here is the Powerpoint presentation that was used in the information session

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Dairy & Poultry Trade Mission to Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 April 2017 to 30 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.

Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.

The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Holland Pavilion at AgriTech

The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.

The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by participants in

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 26 May 2016 at 03:51

Looking Back on a successful Netherlands Aid & Trade Mission to Ethiopia (May 17-23, 2016)

The main focus of the mission was on agriculture and agro-food, with a dedicated program for the dairy companies and knowledge institutes. Special attention was paid to Corporate Social Responsibility in discussions with government officials and company visits.

During the week the delegation had meetings with Ethiopian Government officials in the agricultural and educational sector, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Dr. Arkebe Equbay and the Ethiopian Investment Commission. Read More

Also check out the stories about Dutch supported food security projects in Ethiopia at

leonard raphael mtunda karibu ktk jumuia ya wajasilia mali

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Trade Mission to Conakry, Guinea

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 May 2016 to 24 May 2016 - All Day Event
  Conakry, Guinea

On behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Embassy in Dakar, the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion, in cooperation with AfricanWise, is organizing a trade mission to Conakry, Guinea. This mission will take place on May 23 and 24, 2016, and will be led by H.E. Ambassador Theo Peters of the Dutch Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Guinea falls under the jurisdiction of the Dutch Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. The purpose of the mission is to introduce Dutch companies to potential business partners as well as decision makers of the Guinean government. Dutch companies will have the opportunity to explore business opportunities in the country, particularly in the agricultural and maritime sectors. The mission is open to all interested Dutch companies.  Read about the trade mission (in Dutch) and register via this link

Please contact Celeste Flores ( for more information. 

Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 25 November 2015 at 04:18

Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture has started!

The first day of the Exhibition is a fact. One of the highlights was the Matchmaking event, organised by NABC and AgriProFocus. 

The Dutch Horticulture business-delegation that is visiting Rwanda met new business contacts, clients or partners active in the horticulture sector today @ the Holland Lounge at the Expo Grounds (see picture).

Dutch ompanies involved were:  Orinso, Bosman van Zaal, Hoogendoorn, Koppert Biological Systems, RijkZwaan, DLV Plant, Holland Green Tech, TAHMO, Wageningen-UR, BoP Inc, SNV, Greenport Holland, Agriterra.

We will update you soon with more info coming from Kigali, Rwanda!

Rita Kusasira We are sure waiting!

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Poultry, Processing & Meat Trade Mission

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  29 November 2015 to 04 December 2015 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

From November 29 until December 4 2015 a Poultry, Meat and Processing Trade Mission to Kenya will be organized by the Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. Part of this trade mission will take place at the AIPEX in Nairobi. Also a matchmaking session, a reception, company visits (field visits) and a seminar will be organised in Kenya.

Draft programme (Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015):

Sunday: Arrival of delegation and welcome dinner
Monday: Prepare the stands/holland pavilion and visit the AIPEX
Tuesday: Visit the AIPEX and company visits to farms, feed factory and slaughter house
Wednesday: Seminar and matchmaking session
Thursday: Governmental meetings and meetings with universities
Friday: Company visits and individual appointments

Participation costs:

Holland Pavilion at the Africa International Poultry EXPO (AIPEX 2015): costs to be confirmed.

Participation costs include:
- Conference and exhibition attend

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Oilseeds & Pulses Trade Mission to Ethiopia (5-9 Oct, 2015)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  05 October 2015 to 09 October 2015 - All Day Event

The oilseeds and pulses trade mission to Ethiopia, organized by FME and NABC on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (, will be held from October 5 - 9, 2015. 

The trade mission will take place in Addis Ababa and several field visits are included in the programme. The aim of this mission is to introduce your company to the Ethiopian oilseeds and pulses sector; the business opportunities present and to introduce you to potential business partners. It is also a great way to expand your (existing) network.

The program of the mission in Ethiopia includes:

  • Coordinated individual meetings (based on your requests and objectives)
  • Seminar on oilseeds and pulses in Ethiopia
  • Visits to processors and logisitic companies
  • Field visits to production areas
  • Meetings with governmental authorities
  • Matchmaking and Networking reception

Please read more about the mission HERE.


Livestock & Horticulture Trade Mission to Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  22 November 2015 to 27 November 2015 - All Day Event

From November 22-27, NABC will organize a trade mission to Rwanda for the Dutch private sector active in livestock & horticulture. With a GDP growth of more than 7%, a stable government and fast economic growth, the Rwandan market is full of opportunities.

The dairy sector is in the fast lane, with a reported milk-surplus. This creates chances in the whole chain, for breeding organizations, roughage and fodder production, milk quality control and processing etc. Rwanda is landlocked and can easily serve its surrounding neighbour countries as well.

The poultry sector is less well developed. The production of chicken meat increased with 78% over the last 10 years but is still low compared to the surrounding countries. Egg production stalls at 32% growth over the last 10 years. More than half of the eggs consumed in Rwanda are imported. Opportunities in the poultry industry are in most parts of the chain; hatchery, fodder production, egg production etc.

The horticulture sector in Rwanda has bee

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 June 2015 at 02:52

A horticulture business-delegation from Rwanda visits the Netherlands 

From June 15-19 a horticulture business-delegation from Rwanda -including the Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Mrs. Gerardine Mukeshimana- will visit the Netherlands. This incoming mission is being organized in close cooperation with SPARK, GreenPort Holland, VDS-Acampo, and EKN Kigali. 

The delegation consists of around 12 companies active in the production, trade and processing of agricultural produce (mostly fruit & vegetables, incl. tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, bananas) and distribution of machinery and input-supplies like seed and fertilizers.

Read more on this trade mission here


Dairy Processing Trade Mission to Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 April 2015 to 01 May 2015 - All Day Event

Within the framework of the Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), NABC organises the Dairy Processing mission to Ethiopia from the 26th of April until the 1st of May. Ethiopia embraces Dutch companies who aim to do business, by means of trade and/or investment, in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government focuses in particular on the agricultural sector thanks to its enormous growth potential and the export-oriented policy of agricultural produce. 

This dairy processing mission focuses on the entire value chain including production, quality testing, milk processing, packaging, cooling and logistics, distribution et cetera. The narrow scope of the mission enables you to gain in-depth information about the dairy processing sector and to meet relevant potential business partners. 

This trade mission is therefore a great opportunity to find out how to do business in Ethiopia, meet potential business partners, or to expand your already existing business and network. NABC, the Addis Ababa C

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