Monday, February 27, 2017

Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 18 countries at agrofood Nigeria 2017

First ever exhibition filling both halls of the Lagos Landmark Centre

Official French and German Pavilion – China and Italy with remarkable presence

VDMA holds food tec symposium

Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade, agrofood Nigeria 2017 will take place on 28 to 30 March 2017 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

To date, more than one hundred exhibitors of 18 countries are represented, making it a record participation. Please see here all agrofood exhibitors and their products.
The exhibitors come from Austria, Benin, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Togo, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The French Pavilion (powered by adepta) and the German Pavillion (supported by VDMA) will leave a heavy footprint.

And also Italy and China for the first time both will have a remarkable presence.  

agrofood Nigeria consists of the following exhibition topics:


Process & Packaging
Food Ingredients

Food & Drinks
Foodservice Equipment


Official French Pavilion featuring Live Bakery


“For the third year, the French agrofood association adepta leads a delegation of French companies to agrofood Nigeria”, so Aude Roelly, Area Sales Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, adepta. “From farm to fork, companies specialized into equipment and know-how for agriculture, livestock, food processing and packaging offer their solutions to the Nigerian food industry. Highlight of the French Pavilion will once again be the live bakery, a great opportunity for Nigerian entrepreneurs to test the equipment and discuss their investment projects with specialists of the sector.”


Official German Pavilion


For the first time Germany will host an official German Pavilion at agrofood Nigeria 2017 featuring 31 German technology leaders presenting their innovations on 510 square meters net exhibition space. The German Pavilion is presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA. 

“Representatives from our VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association and a Delegation of German member companies participated in the first two international agrofood & plastpack Nigeria trade shows” outlines Martina Claus, Head of Market Development Africa – VDMA  Food Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. “In 2017 we will again present the strengths of German engineering in Lagos. For the first time an official German Pavilion will introduce the best know-how, services and latest technology for the production and packaging of food and beverages.” 

VDMA again holds food etc-symposium

VDMA again holds a Symposium on food and drink technology under the slogan “German Technology – Tailor made for foodstuff processing & packaging”. “This year again we will present the strengths of German engineering in Lagos”, so Martina Claus, Head of Market Development Africa, VDMA. “This event will give an excellent opportunity to meet leading manufacturers of machinery for the production and packaging of food and beverages.”

GIZ supports the development of the Nigerian agrofood industry

With its stand at agrofood Nigera 2017 GIZ-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit targets to support its activities around three programs:

  • SEDIN (Pro poor growth and promotion of employment in Nigeria program)
  • SSAB (Sustainable Smallholder Agri-Business program)
  • CARI (Competitive African Rice initiative)

The program expands to Cocoa, Cotton, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Rice and Cassava. GIZ supports private sector development along the value chains in Abia, Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Niger, Ogun, Ondo and Osun. Nigeria is an importer of food. Products promoted with GIZ support are mainly targeting to satisfy the increasing national demand, substitute imports of and in the case of cocoa and cotton contribute to export earnings of Nigeria.

Institutional support by highest authorities

agrofood Nigeria 2017 is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, adepta, Advantage Austria, AHK-Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, Business France, IOPN-Institute of Packaging Nigeria and the Nigerian-German Business Association.

Strong market facts

Nigeria has imported agricultural machinery and equipment worth 119 million Euro in 2015. Nigeria is also the 2nd largest importer of food processing and packaging technology in Africa making up for 234 million Euro in 2015 (VDMA). Food trade with Nigeria is a 13.4 billion USD business as Nigerian food imports summed-up to 8.5 billion USD in 2014 and food exports for 4.9 billion USD (WTO).