Who We Are
To empower women smallholder farmers, to conduct fair and sustainable trade, to provide access to education – to make this cross-continental exchange of products and services reliable and durable.
To facilitate linkages between European entrepreneurs, with interests in African products, to the global market for trade; to link projects and businesses with funding; to pair students and professionals with universities and institutions.
EuroAfri Link (EAL) is a Business Development Advisory Service, targeting small, medium and large agribusiness entrepreneurs; cooperatives and associations; NGOs; organisations; students and professionals.
We specialise in connecting European entrepreneurs and markets (principally in the Netherlands) to African agribusinesses engaged in agriculture production, with a focus on smallholder groups and especially women. Our products may be organically or conventionally farmed, with sustainability at the forefront.
We also match project partners to consultants, who can provide expert advice on writing successful project proposals for funding the expansion of your agribusiness or for realising your development project.
We connect aspiring students and professionals to their dream universities and institutions and offer career counselling. We link with, as well as assist, smallholder cooperatives and associations, so that they may acquire the necessary agricultural and agribusiness know-how to enable them to produce goods that meet international standards and are competitive in the global market.
Operating in Cameroon, Ghana and Malawi, we are a team of academic, professional and multicultural development and trade experts with local field-experience. We are professionals and graduates of reputable institutions, including Wageningen University and Van Hall Larenstein, amongst others. Our expertise is in information management and dissemination; project management; buyer or investor-producer matchmaking; international agribusiness; and negotiating fair deals. We have a strong emphasis, and a deliberate focus, on mainstreaming African women into agribusiness and other productive sectors. We are also well connected and understand perfectly how supply and demand works within our product supply chain. Our services are tailor-made, meeting the demands of foreign buyers and local producers, which are unique according to the product and the type of buyer.
Our passion stems from out depth of experience with small-scale farmers in West and Central Africa, specifically in Cameroon and Ghana. We at EAL believe that the starting point to bridging the gender gap for women and youths in the agricultural sector is by access to the relevant information that will empower women, combined with training and technical know-how for those women farmers who need it most. This is because without this information, the continued exclusion and marginalisation of women within agribusinesses and education is perpetuated. Adequate and timely information on available opportunities plays a major role in profitable decision-making by women and girls.
With our academic and practical experience in Africa and Europe, we have the expertise to negotiate win–win deals, provide accurate and timely information on products and markets, promote investments, facilitate project management, and monitor agribusiness trade. We target both the private and public sectors, large and small organisations. We guarantee fair deals in all spheres of business and enhance long-term international partnerships.
How to access our services
Do you want to sell or buy products from Africa?
Do you need funding for your start-up or scale-up, project or business?
Do you want to study abroad or undertake training to improve your skills?
Then, we are here for you. Contact us or call us for more information!