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The 7th agrofood West Africa 2022 covers a fast-growing market

Facts & figures on the West African agrofood market

Following the huge success of agrofood West Africa 2019, its 7th edition will now take place in conjunction with the 7th edition of plastprintpack West Africa from 29 November to 01 December 2022 at the state-of-the-art Trade Center Arena in Accra.

Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade, agrofood West Africa is the most important platform for the fast-growing West African market.

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The Ghanaian and West African agrofood market

Agricultural technology: The West African market for agricultural technology becomes ever more important. According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West African imports of such machinery reach around €200 million annually.

Food & beverage technology: From €496 million in 2015 to €641 million in 2020, West Africa’s imports of food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 5.3% between 2015 and 2020. (VDMA)

Packaging technology: Imports amounted to €309 million in 2020, up 3.3% from 299 million euros in 2019 - steady growth even in the Corona year 2020. Major West African importers – apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. (VDMA)

Food & beverage ingredients: With already well over 420 million inhabitants (2022), which according to the World Bank will rise to 800 million by 2050, West Africa is a huge food market. Expenditure in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the West African processing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients is rising continuously.

Food trade with West Africa:According to the World Trade Organization WTO, West African food imports have reached around US$16 billion and exports US$14 billion. Thus, food trade with West Africa is a US$30 billion business.

Strong institutional support of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2022

The 7th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2022 enjoys the strong support of the following institutions.

Support from within Ghana

  • Ghanaian Ministry of Business Development
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • The Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • AGI Association of Ghana Industries
  • FABAG Food & Beverage Association of Ghana
  • GIPC Ghana Investment Trade Promotion Centre
  • NEIP National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Plan

International support

  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana
  • DLG German Agricultural Society
  • Embassies of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey to Ghana
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)
  • GNBCC Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council
  • Sri Lanka Tea Board
  • Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade

German Pavilion 2022

Presenters of the German Pavilion

  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with the
  • Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) 

To support the German export industry, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has significantly eased the funding conditions.

Exhibitors in the German Pavilion 2022 include:

  • BEWITAL agri
  • WEDA
  • Destilla
  • Vibrofloors
  • Vion
  • W&H Windmöller & Hölscher

Extended registration deadline for the German Pavilion: 29 August 2022

Review 2019

The 6th agrofood West Africa 2019 featuring 87 exhibitors from 17 countries

The 6th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa in 2019 featured the participation of 87 exhibitors from 17 countries presenting dedicated solutions for hundreds and hundreds of trade visitors and buyers from Ghana and neighbouring West African countries.

The exhibitors came from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Türkiye.

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