Strategic partnership between fairtrade and DLG German Agricultural Society on agro AgroTech

Bosch holds seminar on dry food processing and packaging

VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery organises symposium on packaging and recycling

The 5th agrofood West Africa takes shape, as more and more important institutions, associations and companies confirm their participation.

According to GTAI Germany Trade & Invest of May 2018, Ivory Coast is becoming the bread basket of West Africa. Agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been very dynamic for years, both in production and processing.

Both sectors also enjoy a prominent regional position. They supply not only the domestic market but also the other francophone countries of the region, such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Togo and Benin.

The French-speaking West Africa is a rather homogenous market of about 110 million inhabitants

The increasing demand for food throughout the rather homogenous French-speaking West African market of 110 million inhabitants and the good general economic situation in Côte d’Ivoire continue to offer positive prospects for suppliers of agrofood technology.

With the exception of Guinea, all countries use the franc CFA franc, which is linked to the euro. The currency facilitates not only the overseas export of machinery from Europe and Asia to Abidjan, but also the export of food within the French-speaking countries of West Africa.

Excellent pre-conditions for agrofood West Africa 2018. Together with its partner event plastprintpack West Africathe show takes place on 20 to 22 November 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport in Abidjan.