Agrofood Nigeria

  • March 28, 2023 - March 30, 2023
  • Landmark Centre, Lagos

agro AgroTech Nigeria

DLG and fairtrade – Strategic partnership

agro Nigeria has been organised by fairtrade as part of agrofood Nigeria ever since 2015. In 2018, DLG (German Agricultural Society) entered into strategic partnership with fairtrade and brings in its agro expertise. The focus of the cooperation lies on agricultural technology, animal production, flori- and horticulture and hot-house technology.

Organisers 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 has been organising trade fairs and exhibitions for the agricultural and food sector since 1885.

food + bev tec Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest importer of food and packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa, ahead of Egypt and South Africa
Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its food industry

Imports of food technology steadily growing

  • In 2021, Nigeria for the first time became the largest importer of food and packaging technology in Africa with €346 million, ahead of Egypt (€341 million) and South Africa (€293 million). (VDMA 2022)
  • The TOP 10 supplying countries of food and packaging machinery to Africa in general by delivery value in 2020 were Italy, Germany, China, France, Turkey, India, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa. (VDMA 2022)
  • The enormous population growth from 206 million in 2022 to 411 million in 2050 demands high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s food industry.
  • Sharp increase: Nigeria‘s food production has grown by 39.6% in recent years, from €26bn in 2016 to €36.3bn in 2020 and is expected to rise by 48% between 2021 and 2024, from €42.3bn to €62.6bn.
    (Euromonitor International)

Imports of packaging technology growing too

  • With €151 million in 2021, Nigeria is one of the three largest importers of packaging technology in Africa, in line with South Africa with €152 million and behind Egypt with € 195 million. (VDMA 2022)
  • Nigeria’s immense population of currently 206 million, which according to the United Nations will rise to 411 million by 2050, requires strong sustainable growth. This is why Nigeria invests heavily in its packaging industry.

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