The dynamism of the food & beverage industry requires an effective and quick response to our customers. This is why Link Lawyers offers a wide range of services related to the different stages of the industry:
- Production, Packaging and Labeling
- Composition and Denomination (DO’s and IG’s)
- Industrial Property and R & D
- Export and Import
- Audits of Quality Management and Traceability
Link Lawyers provides answers to customers in all these stages as well as food security in their assistance projects in the country. Also, works on product liability. Stresses in the formalization of different types of commercial contracts: distribution contracts, purchase or agency. Additionally searches for local legal advice in the target market and international economic or legal claims.
Specifically, in regard to Africa, the price crisis of 2007/08 gives the governments of West Africa and other governments among developing countries, a strong heads-up, to stimulate a new momentum toward basic foods.
Agricultural policies in Central and West Africa have focused heavily in the development of traditional export sectors because they provide foreign exchange earnings.
Due to its geographical location, the CEMAC zone, which covers six countries: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Central African Republic, boasts a diversity of agro-ecological zones.
By the very nature of agriculture, most small farmers in this part of Africa combine agricultural and non-agricultural activities to improve their livelihoods.
The markets are essential for economic growth of farmers. 60-80 percent of small farmers operate in traditional markets, while a smaller proportion participates in the most modern and developed markets chains.
The growing demand for food in domestic and international markets means more food and new business opportunities through the production and supply needs. Having a market creates a business opportunity and hence the need to invest in both farmers and suppliers of raw materials.
The African Union has declared 2014 the Year of Agriculture in order to consolidate the commitments to new priorities, strategies and objectives for achieving results. Paying special attention to sustained agricultural growth in Africa by promoting the investment of the private sector and public-private partnerships.