EAC Forum 2014 - The Presentations

On the 27-28 November, the Swedish-East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC) jointly with the East African Community (EAC) embassies held the EAC Forum 2014 with a special focus on value addition on agricultural export commodities to Sweden.

The conference that took place in Stockholm at the Sida office brought together about 100 participants from East Africa and Sweden that included government representatives from East Africa, exporters/ exhibitors from East Africa, Swedish companies based in Sweden and East Africa, and Sida officials.

The objective of the conference was to identify practical solutions that contribute to value addition for agricultural export commodities to Sweden and the rest of the European Union market.

The theme of the conference, Value Added Food Production, reflected upon the significant role of the EAC governments together with the private sector taking the lead in the agricultural value addition chain emphasizing the urgent need to be competitive and fetch high export earnings from the EU market, improve livelihoods of small scale farmers in as well as to boost economic transformation of the East African economies.

The core of the presentations explored the emphasis of value addition in the whole value chain from production to markets, the relevance for the exporter to understand the Swedish and European Union market standard requirements to enter the market and credit financing to support the SMEs farmers in developing their agribusinesses.

Below find the presentations made during the EAC Forum 2014, November 27-28, 2014

Agro-food value chains in East Africa

Kostas Karantininis
Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Download presentation as pdf (3.9 MB)

The Swedish market for fruit and vegetables

Christina af Klint
Board Member Swedish-East African and former expert at the department for International Trade at the Swedish Trade Federation 
Download presentation as pdf (9.4 MB)

Milk Value Chain Development: Tetra Laval contributions in Eastern Africa

Katarina M. Eriksson
Senior Project and Partnership Development Manager, Tetra Laval Food for Development
Download presentation as pdf (9.0 MB)

Strategic Sourcing: Understanding The Market

Pontus Rosberg
Co-founder, East Africa Consulting
Download presentation as pdf (23.5 MB)


Stide Bigirimana
Project Manager, Akawa-coffee roastery
Download presentation as pdf (4.8 MB)

Value Added Food Production in EAC and Exports to Sweden: The Nut Case

Micael Edler
Chief Executive Officer, Bratt International AB
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One-Stop Information Centre for trade rules and regulations

Åsa Christiansson
Trade Policy Adviser, Open Trade Gate Sweden
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Moment of truth

Pernilla Wingårdh
Founder and Owner of PWingårdh retail Consulting AB
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Where do i find public funding alternatives

Jan Furuvald
Chairman, Kapitalguiden
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