Agritech West Africa Expo set to elevate agricultural innovation


In an effort towards bolstering agricultural innovation and collaboration, the third edition of the Agritech West Africa exhibition, coupled with Food & Beverage Ghana and FoodPack Tech Ghana exhibitions, is slated to grace the Accra International Conference Center from March 19-21, 2024.

This flagship event is being held under the esteemed auspices of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade & Industry of Ghana.

Organized by Wegvoraus Exhibitions, this year’s expo enjoys robust support from key entities such as the West African Chamber of Agriculture (WACOA), Croplife Ghana, Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana Union of Traders Association, Food & Beverage Association of Ghana, Farmer Organization Network of Ghana, Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters, Guzakuza, and various regional farmers’ cooperatives.

The Agritech West Africa exhibition, complemented by Food & Beverage and FoodPack Tech Ghana, encompasses the entire agricultural value chain, bringing together nearly 100 companies from India, Jordan, Denmark, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, UK, Italy, France, Spain, and other countries. The exhibition spans diverse product segments, including agrochemicals, agriculture technology, irrigation, biofeeds, food processing and packaging technologies, food innovation, and processed food & beverage items.

International chambers such as ASSOCHAM, CCI France Ghana, and ITA are active participants, organizing dedicated pavilions within the expo. A significant highlight of this year’s event is the expected gathering of approximately 5000 business and professional visitors directly and indirectly connected to the agribusiness sector. This diverse group encompasses commercial and small farmers, farmer groups, food & beverage industries, importers, distributors, wholesalers, retail chains, and supermarkets dealing in foodstuffs and agricultural items.

The expo is positioned as a crucial platform for companies worldwide to engage with Ghanaian and West African business partners. This includes interactions with growers, manufacturers, and traders/distributors, fostering discussions on new products and paving the way for impactful business partnerships. Moreover, the event serves as a conduit for the introduction and adaptation of innovative practices in agriculture and food processing and packaging sectors.

As a testament to its commitment, the event will feature seminars and conferences running concurrently for two days. These forums will provide a space for stakeholders to share thoughts, ideas, innovations, and address current issues pertinent to the sector. Participants will include representatives from government ministries, departments, and agencies, along with commercial farmers’ groups, research institutions, and trade associations and chambers of commerce.

Mr. Thomas James, the Project Director of Agritech West Africa at Wegvoraus, emphasized the event’s alignment with Ghana’s development goals. “The event is very much in line with the development goals of the Ghana government’s commitment to value-added agriculture to the national economy and targeted food security,” he remarked.

With its comprehensive coverage of the agricultural spectrum and a rich tapestry of international participation, the Agritech West Africa exhibition is poised to be a catalyst for transformative collaborations and innovations in the vital sectors of agriculture and food processing. As stakeholders converge in Accra, the stage is set for a dynamic exchange of ideas and partnerships that could potentially reshape the future of West Africa’s agricultural landscape.

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