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The Mali-Niger-Burkina Faso Agribusiness Forum will take place Tuesday, the 30th of August in Amsterdam at the Mercure City Amsterdam City Hotel. It will correspond with the incoming trade mission comprised of over 50 Agribusiness companies from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger and will consist of a plenary session in the morning and a match-making session in the afternoon.

High-level stakeholders from both the public and private sectors will actively participate to create a superb networking environment. Translators will be present to assist any entrepreneur in need of translation services. 

It is now possible to view the list of African companies present at the Forum (per sector and country) here. When registering, you will indicate which companies you are most interested in meeting, thereby making the process as successful as possible.   

For this event, no participation fee will be charged, yet due to the extensive matchmaking effort, a no-show fee of €50,- will apply.

Location: Mercure Hotel Amsterdam

Please contact Faustine Lescanne( with inquiries.

Come meet the incoming delegation of MALI!



Morning - 8.30am registration

• Country Pitches
• Keynote Speaker & Panel Discussion

Lunch - 12.30am (free of charge)

Afternoon - 2.00pm beginning of the sessions
• MatchMaking
• Investor Round

Evening - 5.00pm
• Network Reception

Practical information

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City

Joan Muyskenweg 10
1096 CJ 


Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a low-income ($690 gross per capita income in 2014), landlocked Sub-Saharan country, with limited natural resources. Its population, which is growing at an average annual rate of 3%, was estimated at almost 17.9 million in 2014.  The economy is heavily reliant on agricultural production, with close to 80% of the active population employed in the sector.  Cotton is the country’s most important cash crop, while gold exports have gained importance in recent years.

In 2014, the political crisis, along with lower gold and cotton prices and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (which led to the cancellation of many international events), had a significant effect on Burkina Faso’s economy. Growth still reached 5.0% (6.6% in 2013) and the outlook for 2015 is positive (5.5%), mainly due to continued infrastructure investment.


Mali is a sparsely populated, desert country with a highly undiversified economy. It is vulnerable to commodity price fluctuations and to the consequences of climate change. Mali has a population of 15 million, 10% of which are living in the three northern regions of Gao, Kidal, and Timbuktu. High population growth rates and drought have fuelled food insecurity, poverty, and instability. The delivery of services in this large, sparsely populated territory is challenging and affects geographic equity and social cohesion.

The Malian economy is essentially based on agriculture and livestock that represents 44% of the GDP and 80% of the labour force. These sectors are part of the top sector promote by the Agency of Promotion of Mali with major opportunity for investors.


Niger is a large landlocked country of 1.27 million square kilometres. As of January 2016, the population of Niger was estimated to be 19.8 million with a population growth rate of 3.9% - one of the fastest in the world.

Despite a difficult external environment, Niger’s economy is performing well. Low average rainfall and insecurity affecting the production of uranium was offset by the increase of revenues generated from the production of oil which is estimated at 18,000 barrels/day. In 2014, economic growth accelerated to 6.9%, thanks to a rebound in agriculture and large public investment projects.


Delegation of Mali

Delegation of Niger

Delegation of Burkina Faso


Download the Forum brochure here

Presentation from the economic forum: 

Download the Burkina Faso's presentation

Download the Niger's presentation

Dowload the Mali's presentation

Download the Npm's presentation and for more information regarding the research

Download the Dutch Dairy Development Partner's presentation

Download the Holland Africa Poultry Partner's presentation

Download the Ghana Veg's presentation

Presentation of companies visited: 

Watch the Bejo Zaden video

Download the Van den Heuvel's presentation

Download the Eosta's presentation

Download the Agroplant's presentation

Dowload the Tetra Pack's presentation

Download the LC Packaging's presentation

Download the ISA Hendrix's presentation


Download CBI's presentation

Event details

Mali-Niger-Burkina Faso Agribusiness Forum
From August 30, 2016
Till August 30, 2016
NABC events
Amsterdam, Netherlands