Annual Meeting of the Agribusiness Working Group

Report from the 2022 workshop with working group member testimonials
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The Agribusiness working group conducted their 2022 meeting on the subject Strengthening the Resilience for African Value Chains 10-14 October 2022 in Tunis, hosted by the bilateral project Projet Economie Agricole Durable.

The workshop aimed at a technical exchange on proven practices as well as innovative approaches to promoting economic and agroecological resilience within African value chains. Internal as well as external participants shared inputs which ranged from agricultural insurance schemes for funeral expenses, promoting carbon farming through farmer organizations, to tools for strengthening living incomes and many more.

The participants were given the opportunity to go on two field trips to dive deeper into Tunisia's agricultural sector. One field trip visited activities within the honey value chain and the other one had a focus on mechanization led by farmer organisations.

In addition, the participants could visit and present on smart investment for sustainable agricultural development at the International Fair on Agricultural Investment and Technology (SIAT) in Tunis.


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"The meeting of the ABIVCD working group taught me a lot about the multitude and diversity of very interesting approaches implemented by various projects related to value chains development; I personally enriched my knowledge thanks to the field visit which brought me a lot of information because the theme was part of our project. Thus, my next steps are to capitalize on these different approaches by putting to good use the experiences of the other projects." - Hiba Yacoub

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Hiba Yacoub, Technical Advisor, Forests4Future, Benin
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“As a staff member in a bilateral project, it is easy to forget that the range of GIZ projects in other countries represents a fund of knowledge that can and should be put to good use for one's own project - in this sense, the ABIVCD conference in Tunis was the perfect place and framework for exchanging knowledge with other projects.” - Artur Schlender

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Artur Schlender, Junior Specialist, ProAgri4, Benin
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” For my part, I am really impressed by the quality of the exchanges and the experiences shared during this event. As a newcomer to GIZ, I find that this type of event can only facilitate not only the appropriation of GIZ approaches but also the feedback from different projects and contexts. On the learning side, I very much appreciated the experience of our colleagues in Kenya on microfinance, where they have created a model for financing equipment with private companies, which I would like to explore and test in my current” - Kamel Ellefi

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Kamel Ellefi, Technical Advisor, Projet Economie Agricole Durable Tunisia
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