Invest in Côte d'Ivoire - Agribusiness

Thu 27 Oct
09:45 - 11:00 UTC
Digital Event
English and French



                                                          Main sponsor



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


Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani

Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire


Alassane Doumbia

Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIFCA

Paul-Harry Aithnard

Managing Director Ecobank Côte d'Ivoire and Regional Executive, UEMOA

Massogbè Touré

Chief Executive Officer, SITA

Moustapha Ibrahim Malloum

Deputy Regional Director for West Africa, Proparco

Partheeban Theodore

Regional Head of Olam Agri


Madjissem Beringaye

Expert for the United Nations and Canal + TV Presenter

Participants profile

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.