Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire
Invest in Côte d'Ivoire - Agribusiness
Côte d’Ivoire, the economic lifeblood of West Africa, has seen dynamic growth (6% expected in 2022) despite global challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of the war in Ukraine.
Leading this strong growth is a diversified agricultural sector which has been developing rapidly at a rate of 7.5% per year on average for 20 years. A priority of the Ivorian government, agriculture now contributes 22% of GDP, accounts for 60% of exports and employs 40% of the active population.
The sector is highly export-focused and has benefited from investments from leading players in the market such as Cargill, Nestlé, Olam, Unilever, among others. In its 2018-2025 National Agricultural Investment Programme (PNIA 2), the government set out to accelerate development by investing around $7 billion in a range of projects backed by a stable regulatory framework, investment incentives and the creation of dedicated industrial platforms.
It is against this backdrop that the AFRICA CEO FORUM has decided to organise the “Invest In Côte d’Ivoire – Agribusiness” online event in partnership with Ecobank, with the aim of unveiling and examining investment opportunities offered by the country in this sector.
- Exclusive interview with the Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Côte d’Ivoire, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani
- A high-level panel of economic players debating on the Ivorian agricultural ecosystem,
- A special focus on business climate, dynamic agricultural sectors and reform programmes,
- Three workshops with leaders from the public and private sectors on investment opportunities in the main agricultural subsectors
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The 75-minute webinar and its many specialised workshops are particularly geared towards international investors, managers of multinational companies, consultants, financial institutions and African business leaders.