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Agriculture Trade Mission Sierra Leone November 4-7, 2019
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Learn About Our Past Trade Mission
Exploring Business Opportunities in Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Sector
Sierra Leone is a country of fertile land and abundant water sources and rainfall, but due to a lack of appropriate seeds, fertilizers, and farming techniques, over 85% of arable land is not being cultivated.
This mission is a unique chance for private sector companies to hear about government prioritized commercial opportunities, meet with the Sierra Leone Government and other relevant local stakeholders, and receive assistance from Empower Africa with timely follow-ups to ensure their success and lay the foundation for long-lasting business relationships in Sierra Leone.
The mission falls in line with Sierra Leone President Bio’s new vision to strengthen food security as a prerequisite to the development of the country’s human capital.
The 3-day itinerary consisted of a day of meetings and presentations from private and government entities and officials, a field day with a visit to food processing sites, crop plantations, and storage facilities, and a day of pre-scheduled 1:1 meeting with government officials and local business representatives.
The trade mission opened with a Welcome Dinner. Each company who participated in the Trade Mission introduced themselves and their main commercial activities.
Our delegation was comprised of companies that offer solutions and technical know-how in the following sectors: Seeds, fertilizers, plant protection solutions, organic and bio solutions, water solutions, smart farm management software, and farming equipment.
Local participants include; the Ministry of Agriculture, the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), the Commercial Agricultural Producers and Processors Association (CAPPA), special advisors to the President, and successful businesses in the country like WARC, and Dole.
Some of the International Delegates who participated:
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See highlights from previous Trade Missions
The 2019 Artisanal delegation gathers for a photo after meeting with important government officials
The Agriculture delegation visits Sunbird’s sugarcane plantation in Bombali District, Sierra Leone
1:1 meetings between Trade Mission participants and government or business representatives
Panel discussion during a packed conference at the Radisson hotel with ambassadors and key ministers in attendance