Côte d’Ivoire agriculture project secures Atradius-backed financing

Israeli and Dutch firms, backed by the Dutch export credit agency, have signed a €108mn deal to construct four agriculture production and training centres across Côte d’Ivoire. The scheme is devised by Green 2000, an Israel-headquartered company that specialises in agriculture projects. It involves the construction of four agriculture services and training centres, which provide land, facilities and machinery for producing fruit, vegetables, fish and other products.

Seeds of Gulf-Africa agribusiness

When Gulf nations face food, security, and water scarcity issues, one response is to seek lucrative agricultural investments in fertile African lands. Yet, while such deals can bring benefits to the countries involved, there are also sizeable risks