The upbeat market for the agricultural sector in Ethiopia and Nigeria, both in agricultural machinery and animal husbandry, is becoming increasingly challenging and demanding worldwide. Global suppliers are adapting flexibly to this and providing the right answers with their innovations for modern and economical agriculture.
In Nigeria, for example, the agricultural sector hardly suffers any losses during the Corona pandemic. The state is the largest buyer of agricultural machinery. Private investment goes into the cultivation of vegetables, rice, sugar cane, cassava and tomatoes, as well as into the development of poultry farms. Livestock breeding is also gaining in size again, especially sheep, cattle and goats are bred throughout the countries. The poultry sector is on the upswing to become more independent of imports from South America and Europe.
“The demand for high-quality food in the cities will increase steadily as the population continues to grow. We see potential in the agricultural sector, which has been neglected for years due to cheap imports from abroad. Here we are observing a shift towards domestic investment, such as the development of dairy farms and dairies to meet the increased demand” says Martin Botzian, responsible project manager at DLG.
Official country pavilions are present from Germany, Belgium – Flanders region, Kuwait and Moscow Region. The German Pavilion features leading suppliers, presented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and supported by VDMA in Nigeria and in Ethiopia by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) and DLG.
The exhibitors are coming from Belgium, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and many other countries.
3-day conference program featuring many African and European experts
The two fairs are supplemented by a 3-day program full of presentations and panel discussions, organised jointly by the organisers and AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ethiopia and Nigeria.
agro AgroTech Ethiopia and Nigeria are two of three sub-fairs of agrofood, which is dedicated to the concept "from field to fork". The agro AgroTech part is organised jointly by the German Agricultural Society and the trade fair specialist fairtrade from Heidelberg.
The German export industry, represented among others by the business development agency Germany Trade & Invest and the Chambers of Commerce Abroad, named Nigeria along with Ethiopia, as one of the top export markets in Africa. The opportunity for companies to participate in this success story is the declared goal of DLG and fairtrade.