News Article | Apr 26, 2023 | 07:30
In February 2023, the first-ever EU-Kenya Business Forum was held here in Nairobi. The forum aimed to promote European trade and investment in Kenya by highlighting economic opportunities and potential, while also discussing areas for improvement. Dutch companies attended to share their expertise and experience in doing business in Kenya.
Our Deputy Ambassador Joris van Bommel moderated a panel discussion on Logistics and Freight. With this in mind, we said: CEVA Logistics We share our expertise and experience in doing business in Kenya. Axel Hertzhauser We will talk about doing business in Kenya and describe the business friendly environment. Discussing the opportunities, he said, “Kenya has great potential to export perishables to the world market,” and said, “(…) the fight against waste is needed to further improve this export.” Talking about the challenges, he looks ahead to the future, saying, “We need a comprehensive approach to dealing with the cold.” Chain transportation begins with refrigerated warehouses located near farms, relatively close to functional rails that can accommodate refrigerated containers. Learn more about CEVA Logistics and its work in Kenya on LinkedIn.
Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, accounting for about a quarter of Kenya’s total GDP and 60% of export earnings from agricultural trade. Successive Kenyan governments have advocated stepping up efforts to create a vibrant agro-processing industry, especially to increase foreign exchange earnings and employment. Nature Rock Foods is one of the companies active in this space, helping to reduce post-harvest losses and create nutritious food that is affordable for all. Tay Mukunya Owned As a business forum panelist, he spoke about business opportunities in the agro-processing sector and shared his experiences. Read this article to learn more about NatureLock and what specific projects Tei is interested in. Tip: This includes creating jobs for women and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Among all EU member states, the Netherlands is the second largest investor in Kenya.The major players in this field are FMO – Dutch Entrepreneur Development Bank. FMO participated in a panel on sustainable finance. This means making investment decisions that consider environmental, social and governance considerations. With offices in Kenya and coverage across East Africa, FMO supports entrepreneurs in the agribusiness, financial and energy sectors. Their motto is Pioneer – Develop – Scale. It is based on a long-term commitment to companies, supporting companies from the early high-risk stage to a stage where commercial investors can take over. I talked to Keval Bidbased in Nairobi as a local councilor. Read our conversation with Keval on our LinkedIn page.
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