The 3rd session of the “Innovation Series”, PAFO-COLEACP, innovations, and successes of businesses and SMEs led by African farmers, was organized on March 18, 2021, on the theme: “African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA): opportunities for SMEs and businesses in the agri-food sector”.
It reached the registration of over 1300 people and was an opportunity to
discuss how AfCFTA supports SMEs and businesses on the continent; the main
obstacles that prevent entrepreneurs from serving regional and continental
markets and what examples on how to overcome them; business priorities for
growth and how innovation contributes to it, serving regional and African
markets for fresh and value-added products and the main drivers for achieving
greater added value in the local market for businesses local.
The third session of the “Innovation Series” discussed among others:
– How is AfCFTA supporting MSMEs and businesses in the continent?
– What are the main obstacles for entrepreneurs to serve regional and continental markets and examples on how to overcome them?
– In serving regional and African markets in fresh and value-added products, what are the priorities for businesses to grow, and how innovation helps?
– What are the key drivers to capture more added value in the local market for local businesses?
The full program of this session is available here: https://zurl.co/dFOu
Speakers’ bio-data are available here: https://zurl.co/6GgF
The hole third session, “African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Opportunities for SMEs and Businesses in the Sector”, is available Here