AFRUIBANA is an association of fruit producers/exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and includes in particular the Banana Association of Cameroon (ASSOBACAM), the Organization of Producers/Exporters of Bananas, Pineapples, Mangoes and Other Fruits of Côte d’Ivoire (OBAM-CI) and the Banana Producers Association, Ghana (BPA). As an open platform, AFRUIBANA aims to bring together the interests of the fruit sector in Africa.
AFRUIBANA was created in 2017 to preserve and develop fruit exports to the countries of the European Union. It is also intended to be an interface between producers in the sector and European institutions in order to facilitate the implementation of support measures for African producers.
The President of the Association is Joseph OWONA KONO, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly’s last co-president, and the Secretary-General Jean-François BILLOT.
AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH is a private German consulting company established in 1973. In 2007, AFC became a member of the GOPA Group, Germany’s largest group of consulting companies in development cooperation. AFC provides competent consulting services to support agricultural, agribusiness and financial sector development in cooperation with public organizations, private companies and banking institutions. In the agricultural and agribusiness sector, our services cover the whole value chain, from primary production to processing and marketing. AFC's portfolio in the financial sector includes projects ranging from micro and SME finance, through financial institutions development, to agriculture & value chain finance. Currently AFC implements app. 80 projects in 40 countries worldwide with an annual turnover of 30 Mio. EUR.
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. More than 5,700 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2019/2020. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress.