In Francophone Africa the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO) works together with Dutch embassies, local governments and entrepreneurs to improve the business climate and develop the local private sector. To work together on the challenges and opportunities that are faced by the agricultural sector in Francophone Africa, it is important to find each other and discuss these topics more in depth. One can think of economic, financial, political or legal barriers that may negatively impact production, logistics or export. At the same time there are also plenty of chances and opportunities that present itself within these areas, that can be made use of when different parties join hands.
During this session we will discuss both opportunities and challenges along the broad themes of production, agro-logistics and import/export in an open and free discussion. Please prepare one challenge (perhaps with a potential solution) and one opportunity with each theme.