2022 WIA Young Leaders business trip in Paris

WIA Young Leaders, speakers at Ambition Africa 2022

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WIA Young Leaders, speakers at Ambition Africa 2022

The WIA Young Leaders took part in Ambition Africa event organized by Business France on 4 and 5 October 2022.

On Tuesday 4 October 2022, Lydia Merrouche, Founder and CEO of Fossoul Agricole and Tamarah Moutotekema Boussamba, Founder and CEO of Agridis, spoke during the panel on the theme “The agricultural and agri-food sector, engine of growth and reservoir of opportunities!”.

This discussion with Gabriel Mbairobe, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Cameroon, Marc Debets, President Apexagri and Rita Maria Zniber, CEO of Diana Holding raised the major challenges and issues in the agricultural sector in Africa.

“As an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector, I faced three major challenges: access to agricultural land, financing my business and the workforce.” 

– Lydia Merrouche

“We need young people in agriculture! That is why we have launched an application in Gabon, for example, which aims to attract young people, but also to train them” 

– Tamarah Moutotekema Boussamba

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