AgriFI at Togo-EU Economic Forum and Ghana-EU Business Forum
On 12-14 June, AgriFI presented its financing solutions for inclusive & sustainable agriculture in Togo and Ghana.
Invited by the European Commission, AgriFI contributed to high-level networking events in Togo and Ghana, gathering policy-makers, public and private sectors, trade support institutions, development partners and civil society. Thanks to numerous platforms to mobilise higher levels of private investment in agriculture and agribusiness sector, AgriFI representative had the opportunity to share experiences and explore sustainable business relations. Both events were designed to facilitate networking between entrepreneurs, investors and policy-makers.
In the presence of Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, the Forums led to interesting B2B exchanges with promising companies.
First Togo-EU Economic Forum – ‘Le Rendez-vous des opportunites’
During two days in Lomé, some 400 participants explored investment and partnership opportunities between Togo and the European Union. On 12 June, AgriFI presented its offering and special features for impact investment in sustainable agriculture during a pre-event, co-organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the EU.
The audience engaged in interactive exchanges, notably about EU export conditions for agricultural and agribusiness products as well as financing possibilities through the EDFI-AgriFI facility.
On 13 June, Aude Sauvaget, AgriFI investment officer, participated in the session dedicated to investment opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness (together with other panellists including: Mr Bataka Minister of Agriculture; Mr Kane, African Development Bank; Mr Thies, GIZ; and Mr Ahialey, Association des Grandes Entreprises du Togo, AGET). Aude presented AgriFI investments such as Babban Gona and the Incofin FAF as a concrete examples of the new blending finance tools promoted by the EU.
First Ghana-EU Business Forum
Also organised in close collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the EU Delegation, the Forum aimed to link entrepreneurs and financiers in order to incentivise innovative financing solutions for sustainable jobs creation in Ghana.
Together with another EU-funded impact investment facility managed by EDFI Management Company – ElectriFI – AgriFI made a joint presentation followed by an interactive session with companies active in sustainable energy and/or sustainable agriculture, for them to better understand EDFI facilities offering and criteria.