ADDIS AGROFOOD 2017Animal husbandry, Food Processing and Packaging
The 5th ADDIS AGROFOOD will be held from 8-11 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2016, ADDIS AGROFOOD had exhibitors from seven countries among, them important global players such as Bosch, Tetra Pack, Big Dutchman, Hellman Poultry, MySilo, Altuntas, Murska and Omnia. The companies showcased their latest products in agricultural technology such as transportation and storage solutions, grain processing equipment, agricultural machinery, irrigation systems, components, meat and poultry processing technology, cooling technologies, packaging equipment, food and beverages to more than 3,200 visitors. It is the perfect platform to expand your business into Africa markets and meet with decision makers of Ethiopian companies.
Ethiopia is with over 103 million people the second-most populous African country in and borders Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan. It is the fifth-fastest growing economies in the world. Traditionally, the economy is based on crop production and animal husbandry. Agriculture accounts for nearly half of the country’s GDP, 85% of exports and 85% of the labor force. The country has a total area of 111 million hectares, but only cultivates 36 million It grows grains, oil seeds, coffee, tea, cotton, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Ethiopia is the second-largest importer of agricultural machinery and fertilizers in Central and East Africa. Among the leading importers of Ethiopian products are Somalia, the Netherlands, Saudi-Arabia and China. Between Ethiopia and Germany trade is dynamically developing because of the great demand for German machinery and vehicles. The rapidly growing Ethiopian market offers a wide range of investment possibilities particularly for international producers of agricultural machinery and food processing equipment and technologies. Experts assume that the positive growth of the economy will continue in the future.