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Agriculture Trade Mission Sierra Leone November 4-7, 2019

Registration is now closed – see details below and learn about the past mission

Learn About Our Past Trade Mission
Exploring Business Opportunities in Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Sector

Why
Sierra Leone?

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 AGENDA

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.

Who Joined

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.

(Delegates and team members meet with the Vice President
at the statehouse on the final day of the trade mission)

Some of the International Delegates who participated:

Agrimapic

Delphy

Growing Smart

Irritec

Onida

UPL

Dizengoff Ghana

Watch a video
from our previous Trade Mission

Visit our Resource Center and Media Gallery to see more videos from our other previous events.

Registration Closes November 1st Complete the Form to Apply
We look forward to welcoming you to Sierra Leone.
Highlights

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

Video of our CEO, Ezi Rapaport, speaking about the opportunities in the agriculture sector in 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

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