agro AgroTech West Africa


DLG and fairtrade enter into strategic partnership

Since 2013 agro West Africa has been organized by fairtrade as part of agrofood West Africa. Now DLG (German Agricultural Society) enters into strategicpartnership with fairtrade for this event in Ghana and those in Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria and brings in its agro and trade fair expertise by introducing its AgroTech brand to the agro events of fairtrade’s agrofood trade shows.

The focus of the cooperation lies on agricultural technology, animal production,flori- and horticulture and hot-house technology. The cooperation was officiallyannounced during Agritechnica 2017.

Organizers of the world’s No. 1 trade shows Agritechnica and Eurotier, DLG is the global leader in professional trade fairs in the fields of agricultural engineering, crop production, animal production and bioenergy.

DLG and fairtrade sign cooperation agreement on 14 November 2017 during Agritechnica Partners for Africa (from left to right): Jens Kremer - Business Developer DLG Service, Paul März - Exhibition Director fairtrade, Martin März - Founder & Managing Partner fairtrade, Peter Grothues - Managing Director DLG Service and Bernd Koch - Managing Director DLG International

Bernd Koch, Managing Director of DLG International

West Africa is experiencing strong demand for innovative agricultural technologies for sustainable plant production. Above all, solutions for more efficient irrigation and plant protection are on the agenda of politics and practicing farmers in the field of crop and agriculture. We want to support the region in the advancement and modernization of agriculture, true to the principles of the DLG. fairtrade has recognized the enormous potential of the African market at an early stage and now ranks among the leading organisers of agrofood trade shows on the African continent. We look forward to developing the agro events in close cooperation with fairtrade in order to make them even more attractive to exhibitors and trade visitors.

Martin März, Founder & CEO of fairtrade

For several years politicians and decision-makers have stepped up their efforts to expand and modernize agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa, and the international community is ready to support this development. The decline in oil revenues led to a revival of local production and the „made-in ...“ trend. Double-digit growth of sales figures show that sub-Saharan Africa is investing heavily in agricultural and processing technology for the purpose of increasing yields, reducing immense post-harvest losses and reducing imports. We are keen to further develop the agro events of our agrofood shows in close cooperation with DLG as the world market leader for agricultural fairs.

Exports of agricultural technology and livestock to West Africa firm on a high level

The West African market for agricultural technology becomes ever more important.

According to the German Engineering Association VDMA, West African imports of agricultural machinery have reached EUR 187 million in 2016 compared to EUR 238 million in 2015. 

West African imports of agricultural machinery and equipment
(in million Euro)

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade 2019

Exhibitor profile

Seeds

  • Crop seeds
  • Flower bulbs and seeds
  • Forage plant seeds
  • Medical and herb seeds
  • Oil seeds
  • Vegetable seeds
  • Miscellaneous

Agricultural technology

  • Drilling and sowing
  • Farm inputs
  • Farmyard supplies and grassland care
  • Fertilizing
  • Forest
  • Fruit, vegetables and other special crops
  • Harvest conditioning, conveying, preservation and storage
  • Harvesting
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Management, services, organisations 
  • Mobile loading machines
  • Municipal applications/landscape management
  • Plant protection
  • Soil working and seed-bed preparation
  • Solid biofuels
  • Tanks
  • Tractors
  • Transport
  • Used machine trade

Flori- and horticulture/ Hot house technology

  • Horticulture technology
  • Hot-house construction
  • Hot-house technology
  • Mechanical equipment for horticulture
  • Technical equipment for horticulture
  • Miscellaneous 

Animal production

  • Animal housing and shed construction
  • Breeding animals, breeding programs, trade, reproduction technology
  • Controlled environment and environment technology
  • Equipment and accessories
  • Feed and other farm inputs
  • Feed storage, feedstuff production
  • Husbandry and feeding techniques
  • Management and consulting services
  • Milking and cooling technology
  • Processing and marketing
  • Technology for dung, solid manure and slurry
  • Transport vehicles, transport services
  • Training, associations, media 

Service Firms, organizations, media

  • Advanced training and education
  • Certfication
  • Cleaning and hygiene
  • Corporate and human resources consulting
  • E-commerce
  • Employment agencies
  • Financial service providers
  • Internet services
  • IT services
  • Ministries, government agencies
  • Organizations
  • Recycling
  • Software solutions
  • Special shows, trade forums
  • Specialist literature
  • Trade and technical publishers
  • Trade publications
  • Training, consulting
  • Other services