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The 6th agrofood Ghana 2023 a great success!

Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards 2023 held alongside the event.
Top learnings and networking in 15 round tables and presentations

The 2023 edition of agrofood Ghana 2023 was a great success. This was the resounding opinion of all exhibitors, trade visitors, speakers and conference delegates.

Organised by fairtrade in collaboration with their local partners Geovision, the exhibition & conference took place from 21 to 23 November 2023 at the Trade Center Arena in the Accra International Conference Centre.

A great success, not only because of the countless new business opportunities that were established between the exhibitors and their Ghanaian and West African partners, but also because of the highly successful conference and the lively and warm atmosphere that characterised this event.

High exhibitor satisfaction with the 2023 event

Exhibitors satisfied or even very satisfied with the

  • 97% services of fairtrade
  • 89% event as a whole
  • 84% business prospects after the show
  • 78% quality of visitors
  • 77% number of visitors

This is what our exhibitors said

Loris Albertazzi

Chatuphorn Rungsinaporn
Wealthy Grain 

Markus Lehner

Artiom Vasiliev
VATAG Group 

Matthias Nieuwenhuijse

Felix Nana Opare
Forte Commodities LTD 

See you at our next events in West Africa!

In addition to agrofood Ghana, fairtrade in West Africa serves Nigeria with the 9th agrofood Nigeria. And francophone West Africa will finally meet again in 2024 in Abidjan, at the 2nd agrofood West Africa before the 7th agrofood Ghana will take place in Accra in November ​2025​​​​​.


63 exhibitors from 12 countries and pavilions from GEPA, GIZ, Italy, the Netherlands and Nigeria

At the 2023 event, 63 exhibitors from 12 countries and pavilions from GEPA, GIZ, Italy, the Netherlands and Nigeria presented customised solutions and technologies for the Ghanaian and West African markets.

The exhibitors came from Austria, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Thailand and Ukraine. agrofood Ghana was held in conjunction with the 6th plastprintpack Ghana.

Pavilions in 2023 from GEPA, GIZ, Italy,
the Netherlands and Nigeria

GEPA Ghana Export Promotion Authority

GEPA joined the event to promote Ghanaian exports to the world over.

GIZ AgriBiz and MOVE

GIZ AgriBiz is jointly working with the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry but also respective member-based associations to improve the framework conditions for 500 MSMEs. In addition, AgriBiz strengthens business organisations in representing the interests of their members.

Exhibitors included

  • Competitive African Rice Platform (CAP)
  • Association of Cashew Processors Ghana
  • Equipment Designers and Fabrication Association of Ghana

Italian Pavilion

The Italian Trade Agency ITA in cooperation with AMAPLAST, UCIMA, ASSOFOODTEC and ACIMGA organised the second Collective Participation of Italian companies at plastprintpack & agrofood Ghana in 2023.

Italian exhibitors included

  • AROL
  • Irritec
  • PIGO
  • Pietribasi Michelangelo
  • Sacmi Imola
  • Studio Tecnico Appiani
  • Sud Capsule

The Netherlands Pavilion

The Netherlands Pavilion is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and GNBCC - Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council

Nigeria Pavilion

Nigeria joined in with a pavilion supported by the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada. TFO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve lives by creating sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries with Canadian and foreign buyers. TFO Canada assists Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Trade Support Institutions (TSIs) from developing countries to access international markets through information, advice and contact services.

Nigerian exhibitors included:

  • ALAAF Mega Platform

  • Auction2africa.Com

  • Dahdot Services

  • Devine Gold Global

  • Dorrisday Global Services

  • Kamilah Farms Nigeria
  • Kemi Alawode Nig
  • Oluwatoyin Integrated Farms
  • Rocklad Global Development Services
  • Solissy Foods and Beverages

Top learnings and networking in 15 round tables and presentations

The agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 was complemented by a conference program with 15 roundtable discussions and presentations, guaranteeing participants top learnings and networking.

Topics DAY 1

  • Export procedures & opportunities in the EU market
  • Building resilient agrofood systems: Climate-smart agriculture in Ghana
  • Reducing food waste through upcycling
  • Chocolate consumption in Ghana & the influence of local chocolate producers
  • A Ghanaian success story of locally produced beverages
  • 5th Students Packaging: Research and Innovation Challenge 2023

Topics DAY 2

  • Innovative financing in the food processing sector
  • (Female) Entrepreneurship in the food processing sector
  • Standards & certificates in processed food importation and exportation
  • Packaging in the beverage industry: Standards, innovations and alternatives
  • Recycling/storage solutions in Ghana and worldwide
  • Bridging the gap between academia and industry, opportunities for stakeholder collaboration
  • African Agribusiness Excellence Leadership Award - Cocktail

Topics DAY 3

  • Walk around the fair with the Netherlands
  • Introduction of the Horticulture Business Platform
  • Youth in Food
  • Presentation by RVO Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards 2023 held alongside agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023

The Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana CAG organised the Africa Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards alongside the 6th edition of Ghana’s most important sectoral trade show agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023.

The Leadership Awards were held on 22 November 2023 at the Accra International Conference Center – Grand Arena. The event was organised in collaboration with AHK Ghana - Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, and supported by fairtrade Messe, the organisers of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 exhibition & conference.

The Awards scheme equally brings together players in Africa’s Agro Food Systems and the Agribusiness industry, Policy makers, and Financial Institutions, Agtech Industry and Development Partners to recognise achievements from local and international companies involved in promoting the development of the agribusiness sector in Africa.

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Strong institutional support of
agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023

The 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 enjoyed the strong support of the following institutions.

Support from within Ghana

  • Ghanaian Ministry of Business Development
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • The Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • AGI Association of Ghana Industries
  • FABAG Food & Beverage Association of Ghana
  • GIPC Ghana Investment Trade Promotion Centre
  • NEIP National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Plan

International support

  • AHK Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana
  • ANIMA / ASSOFOODTEC - Italian Association of Manufacturers of Machinery, Plants, Equipment for Food Production, Processing and Preservation
  • DLG German Agricultural Society
  • EECA - Egypt Expo and Convention Authority
  • Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Türkiye to Ghana
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)
  • GIZ
  • GNBCC Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council
  • ITA Italian Trade Agency
  • NABC Netherlands African Business Council
  • South African Department of Agriculture Western Cape
  • Sri Lanka Tea Board
  • UCIMA - Union of Italian Manufacturers of Automatic Packaging Machinery

Exhibition topics

A unique concept: agrofood covers the entire value chain – from field to fork


  • Agricultural machines, farming tractors, harvesting equipment
  • Analytical equipment
  • Dryers, cleaner, silos and storage systems
  • Feeding equipment
  • Fish farming equipment
  • Grains, grain systems
  • Greenhouse and greenhouse plastics and equipment
  • Irrigation systems
  • Livestock and poultry breeding
  • Milk processing equipment
  • Milling and mixing installations/equipment
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Poultry equipment
  • Seeds, seedlings
  • Stable equipment
  • Veterinary syringes

food + bev tec

Food and drink processing

  • Automation
  • Bakery technology
  • Basic food technology
  • Beverage technology
  • Coffee machines
  • Confectionery, snacks and chocolate production technology
  • Dairy technology
  • Delicatessen and convenience food technology
  • Distribution systems, table and serving equipment
  • Fish processing technology
  • Food safety and quality management
  • Foodservice equipment
  • Ice cream technology
  • Ice cream technology
  • Information and billing systems
  • Kitchen technology
  • Meat processing technology
  • Noodle technology
  • Refrigeration technology
  • Screening machines
  • Services and concepts
  • Vegetable and fruit technology


  • Packaging technology
  • Machines for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging materials, means and aids


  • Printing and labelling technology
  • Paper converting and packaging production technology
  • Materials, consumables and accessories

Refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Refrigeration technology
  • Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology

Conveying, transport and storage

Waste and waste water

  • Water treatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Resource-efficiency and services


  • Acid starters
  • Acidulants
  • Antifoam agents
  • Antioxidants & antimicrobials
  • Aromas
  • Bakery raw materials
  • Binding agents
  • Blends & compounds of fruit juice
  • Butcher's raw materials
  • Casein clarifier
  • Clouding agents
  • Cocoa butter
  • Colourings
  • Cultures, microorganism
  • Curing agents
  • Cutting aids
  • Distillates
  • Emulsifying agents
  • Emulsifying salts
  • Enzymes
  • Extraction agents, solvents
  • Extracts, vegetable
  • Fat substitutes
  • Fatty acids
  • Fibres
  • Filter aid
  • Flavours & fragrances
  • Flavours & colours
  • Flour improvers
  • Flow agents, anti-caking agents
  • Food additives
  • Fruit and vegetables concentrates
  • Fruit and vegetables powders
  • Fruit ingredients
  • Fruit preparationsfor bakery & confectionery
  • Malt extracts for malt beverages
  • Meat extracts
  • Mineral substances
  • Powdered fat
  • Precipitants
  • Preservatives
  • Propellant gases
  • Protective gases
  • Proteins
  • Raising agents
  • Releasing agents
  • Sauces
  • Semi-finished products
  • Sorbents
  • Specialty fats
  • Spices, herbs
  • Stabilizers
  • Starter cultures & enzymes for dairy
  • Sweeteners
  • Vitamins

food + hospitality

Food and beverages 

  • Bread & bakery
  • Dairy
  • Drinks
  • Fish & seafood
  • Fresh & chilled food
  • Frozen food
  • General foods
  • Health food
  • Hot beverages
  • Ice cream & deep-frozen confectionery
  • Meat & meat products
  • Organic food
  • Snack food
  • Sweets

Equipment and supplies for hotels and restaurants, bars and cafés, canteens and commercial kitchens

  • Building furnishings and equipment
  • Coffee machines
  • Distribution systems and serving equipment
  • Ice-cream machines
  • Information and billing systems
  • Refrigeration technology
  • Kitchen technology
  • Rinsing, cleaning and disposal technology
  • Sweets

The Ghanaian agrofood market

  • Food & beverage technology: Ghana’s investments in food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 8.6% between 2017 and 2022, from €59 million in 2017 to €89 million in 2022. (VDMA)
  • Packaging technology: Ghanaian imports of packaging technology amounted to €53 million in 2022, up 12% annually from €30 million in 2017. (VDMA)
  • Food & beverage ingredients: With already well over 40 million inhabitants (2022), which according to the World Bank will rise to 80 million by 2050, Ghana is a huge food market. Expenditure in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ghanaian processing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients is rising continuously.
  • Food trade with Ghana: According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ghana imported food worth USD 1.2 billion and exported food worth USD 7.3 billion in 2021. Thus, food trade with Ghana is an 8.5 billion USD business.

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