Lively discussion to shape the future

On this page we highlight some of the main recommendations of the 2nd Angola-European Union Business Forum, organized by sector.

We thank the speakers and moderators for sharing their vision, stimulating lively discussion on the Forum's various sectors and helping to shape the way ahead. United we can drive sustainable economic development between Angola and the European Union.

Agri-food value chains

  • Invest in increasing and improving compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary measures for food products.
  • Implement food safety standards, including international certifications for competitiveness in foreign markets.
  • Promote start-ups dedicated to seed/plant production.
  • Facilitate and create robust associations and cooperatives, pooling resources, efforts and production volumes.
Inputs for Agriculture:
  • Investing in the use of agricultural raw materials to produce biofuels.
  • Create investment conditions for the exploitation of critical raw materials (such as phosphate and potash) to increase fertilizer production.

The Potential of Angola's Sea: Fisheries and Related Sectors

  • Strengthen national capacity for the sustainable management of marine natural resources.
  • Ensure fish inspection at the main coastal discharge points.
  • Reorganize and improve the structures for landing and marketing fishery products.
  • Develop a strategic plan for the salt sector in Angola.

Transport and Logistics: Lobito Corridor and Other Initiatives

  • Invest in the modernization and maintenance of railway equipment.
  • Speed up the import and export of goods.
  • Supporting the growth of more efficient logistics chains.
  • Making the Lobito Corridor operational as a regional logistics hub of reference.
  • Improving refrigeration capacity at port level and at strategic points.

Green energy

  • Advancing the development of a long-term national plan for hydrogen.
  • Establish strategic partnerships and international collaborations.
  • Build more energy distribution infrastructure.
  • Continue to promote the development of support infrastructures and encourage local content initiatives.

Digital Innovation and African Development

  • Develop IT skills/offers from local companies, including data management, machine learning, robotization, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
  • Implement instant transfer payment systems for the population without a bank account.
  • Establishing Innovation Centers and Technology Hubs.


  • Evaluate and review the legal framework to ensure a "business-friendly" ecosystem for mining businesses, based on transparency and ESG integration.
  • Promote the involvement of SMEs in the mining value chain and develop local capacity through the transfer of know-how between experienced European and national operators.
  • Investing in infrastructure, including the removal of landmines, to support the social and economic needs of the population around mining areas, as well as in mining projects.

Cross-cutting recommendation

  • Investing in the training of human resources in key sectors, from renewable energy production to professional and environmental technical training for the fisheries sector.