The africrops! approach was met with great enthusiasm at the 2nd German-African Diaspora Conference

Dr. Wesselmann während seines Vortrags über africrops!

Dr. Wesselmann during his presentation of africrops!

Our managing director Dr. Andreas Wesselmann recently travelled to Dortmund to present the business model of africrops! at the 2nd German-African Diaspora Conference.

The conference was organised by the Association of Cameroonian Engineers and Computer Scientists (VKII) and gave experts from various institutions the opportunity to discuss the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, their implementation and significance for development here in Germany and in Africa. This year’s conference focused on the SDGs aimed at the elimination of hunger (SDG 2), gender equality (SDG 5), clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), reduced inequalities (SDG 10) and sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11).

The Essence of Africa products caught a lot of interest during the conference

The Essence of Africa products caught a lot of interest during the conference

During a discussion round on “best practices”, Dr. Wesselmann explained in detail the africrops! approach and the cooperation possibilities with farmers in Africa. He also outlined the necessary framework conditions that need to be met locally in order for the business model to work and establish long-term business relationships.

In many African countries, agriculture is rarely perceived as a profitable economic sector that can generate a sustainable income. Our aim is to change this perception and conferences like this help to achieve a shift in the mindset of the audience: immediately after the presentation, many of the participants approached Dr. Wesselmann and expressed their interest in working with africrops!. Concrete ideas for new projects are now being developed.

Please find more information about the conference here.

Former Ghanaian Minister visits africrops!

How can economic relations between West African countries and Germany be improved? This was the central topic of a discussion round between Hanna Tetteh and the africrops! management team in Berlin.

Hanna Tetteh together with the africrops! management team

Hanna Tetteh together with the africrops! management team

Ms. Tetteh is currently residing in Berlin at the invitation of the Robert Bosch Academy and takes part in the Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship programme. In Ghana, she worked as a lawyer and pursued a political career. In recent years, she served as a Minister for Economic Affairs and as Foreign Minister.

The lively discussion centred around the European Union’s free trade agreements with African countries – the so-called Economic Partnership Agreements – and possibilities for direct intervention of German Development Cooperation in the African private sector. Ms. Tetteh works on improving the local framework conditions so that more medium-sized German companies can enter the Ghanaian market and form partnerships with local companies and institutions.

Our guest was very impressed by the africrops! approach and would now like to encourage entrepreneurs in Ghana to grow Moringa in high quality, to then enter into a long-term business relationship with africrops!.