Business Correspondent, CNN
Agribusiness: 2020, the local sourcing shift?
The Covid-19 pandemic has radically disrupted trade of agricultural goods, limiting exports and imports on a global scale. In West Africa, it has resulted in a drop in revenue of around 25% for agribusiness companies. More than ever, self-sufficiency appears key for food security, economic development and African agribusiness companies. Will this crisis, combined with the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area, prove to be the game-changer awaited for so long? Can an alignment of interests be possible between stakeholders to improve the agriculture value chain in Africa?
- From farmers to industrials: how has the sector coped with limited trade and changing demand?
- Covid-19, AfCFTA: will 2020 change African agribusiness for good?
- What role can the private sector play to move towards a more self-reliant Africa?
This webinar is part of a serie of sectorial webinars, “African champions: dealing with the Covid-19 crisis”, devoted to business leaders operating in Africa, brought to you by the AFRICA CEO FORUM and sponsors.
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This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies. (more than 30 million euros in turnover).
The African Export-Import Bank is a pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra and extra-African trade. Established in 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors, it has approved over $67 billion in credit facilities for African businesses. It is rated A- (GCR), Baa1
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