Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer Group requested assistance with identifying suitable investment opportunities in farms and farmland in Africa, to supply them with spices for their botanical products. Through establishing a five phase research plan the Africa Insight Desk resolved to determine the best investment options. The first phase consisted of conducting botanical country scans for Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Madagascar, the countries Martin Bauer Group specified. These reports stated the areas in each country with appropriate conditions to grow the specific crops of interest, by establishing the agro-ecological zones, climate conditions and soil fertility.
The Africa Insight Desk organized a business development trip for Dassy Engineering, a Rwandan Engineering-Procurement Company (EPC) and Contractor whom was looking for Dutch businesses with turnkey projects in Africa. Dassy Engineering was able to connect with over 20 high-profile companies during a 5-day visit in which 1200 km was covered and directly led to signed contracts. Click here for a one-pager about the assignment.
To support Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies, the Africa Insights Desk conducted a desk and field study on the poultry value chain in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda). The study sheds light on the consequences of regional interdependence on the position of SME’s and smallholders in the poultry value chain. Click here to download the report (.pdf)
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
The report covers the opportunities to invest in the wastewater treatment sector in Morocco. Combining a knowledge of Dutch companies with an analysis of the business and the institutional environment, as well as an identification of the needs in Morocco, this report is a handful guide to start investing in Morocco. Click here to download the report (.pdf).
In collaboration with De Nederlandsche Bank and Asoko Insight, an informative heatmap of the economic activity between the Netherlands and the African continent was developed. Developed for entrepreneurs and policymakers alike, the heat map gives insight into foreign direct investment in Africa and bilateral trade in 2017. Click here to download the heat map (.pdf)
In collaboration with Inavit IQ, wrote a report on the most important trends to consider to do business in Africa. The report provides a comprehensive continental as well as a regional-specific overview. You can find the report here.
Africa Insights Desk enabled CNFA to connect with relevant stakeholders in the cocoa-industry in the Netherlands.