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agro AgroTech West Africa in Ghana (1.-3. December 2022) covers a fast growing market

98 exhibitors from 21 countries (including other agrofood fairs), 20 of them at agro AgroTech West Africa in Ghana - German Pavilion with 11 participating companies -  3-day program full of presentations and conferences

The upbeat market for the agricultural sector, both in agricultural machinery and animal husbandry, is becoming increasingly challenging and demanding worldwide. Suppliers are adapting flexibly to this and providing the right answers with their innovations for modern and economical agriculture. Trade visitors will be able to explore this for themselves at the 7th agrofood West Africa in Accra. With a total of 11 well-known exhibitors from Germany, the German joint stand, organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, achieved a very good result, not only from the agri business.

Demand is primarily for smaller solutions for a predominantly tropical agriculture. Many farmers specialise in the cultivation of mango, pineapple, citrus fruits, vegetables as well as rice, sorghum, soybeans, peanuts and cashew. However, the productivity and product quality of Ghanaian agricultural products are sometimes low and the country's potential in the production of internationally sought-after fruits such as pineapple, mango or cashew is not fully exploited. Increased quality demands of the Ghanaian middle class are not met, which is why they often go for imported goods. Livestock breeding is also gaining in size again, especially sheep, cattle and goats are bred throughout the country. The poultry sector is on the upswing to become more independent of imports from South America and Europe.

Exhibitors from all over the world

Country pavilions in 2022 from Germany, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa and        Sri Lanka. The exhibitors come from Belgium, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates and USA.

agrofood West Africa 2022 fair will be complemented by conferences, presentations and panel discussions. The main topics covered by Ghanaian and European experts are: The local food production situation: ‘How has Ghana managed the last two years of disruptions and where the silver-lining lies’, ‘Exporting to the European Union and Challenges and solutions post-harvest losses (Role of plastics in post-harvest losses: the advantages of plastic)’ as well ‘The importance of suppliers and small scale farming in Ghana’.

GIZ provides a stage for the Ghanaian private sector

Ghana has been a reliable partner country of German development cooperation for more than 30 years. Sustainable economic development, training and employment are some of the core interventions of the Ghanaian-German cooperation. GIZ supports the provision of business and financial services, promotes skills development and digital transformation, fosters private investment and strengthens the framework conditions for trade and economy.

agro AgroTech West Africa is one of three sub-fairs of agrofood, which is dedicated to the concept "from field to fork". The agroTech West Africa 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 Ghana, along with Nigeria, as one of the top export markets in West Africa. The opportunity for companies to participate in this success story is the declared goal of DLG and fairtrade.

The next agro AgroTech West Africa will take place from 21 to 23 November 2023 again at AICC – Grand Arena, Accra.