Business and investment opportunities in the agricultural sector

The Republic of Congo boasts a huge potential for agricultural production. But what value chains are especially likely to thrive? This session will look at the competitiveness of agricultural value chains such as cassava, banana and plantain, cocoa and corn.

The session will start with a presentation of the sector at large as well as various investment opportunities by the agriculture department director at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Bienvenu Ntsouanva. After this a Congolese company already active in the sector (Tolona) will showcase concrete examples of what it means to own, manage and grow an agribusiness company in Congo. Mr. Paul Stanger, Local Sourcing Director from Heineken International and Mr. Linh Nguyen Quoc from Agricorp will also participate in this session.

This session will be moderated by Ludovic Miaro from WWF.

The audience is encouraged to actively participate in this session by asking any question they may have regarding business and investment opportunities in agriculture.

Moderator: Ludovic Miaro, Regional Food System & Green Growth Program Lead, WWF


Mr. Bienvenu Ntsouanvna, General Director of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Mr. Jules Koulombo, Tolona

Mr. Paul Stanger, Local Sourcing Director, Heineken
International | Heineken Local Sourcing for GROW CONGO Presentation (PDF)

Mr. Linh Nguyen Quoc, Agricorp

Topics to be discussed:

  • Competitiveness of agricultural value chains: standards,

quality control, product certification (cassava, banana

and plantain, cocoa, corn).

  • ┬áInvestment opportunities (Structuring of the chains of

value, business climate, land, entrepreneurship development).

ROOM Queen Maxima Theatre

Time: 13:00-14:00
Facilitator: Ludovic Miaro, Regional Food System & Green Growth Program Lead, WWF