The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture & Livestock, Food, Beverage & Packaging Technology and Food, Beverages & Hospitality is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. It will be launched by fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG from Germany.
The agriculture and food processing industry of West African benefit from growing population figures and increasing private consumption. In Ghana this trend has also been reflected in investments into the construction of shopping malls and into the food processing and food packaging industry.
According to the German Engineering Association (VDMA), West Africa imported agricultural machinery and equipment, in 2011, at a volume of €167.9 mill. and €135.4 mill. in 2010. This marks an increase of 24.0%. Imports of food processing and packaging machinery and equipment, in 2011, have increased to €567.4 mill., compared to €341.3 mill. in 2010, a plus of 66.2%.
Source: fairtrade Messe