6th International Trade Show

AICC – Grand Arena
Partner event:

The 6th edition of agrofood Ghana from 21 to 23 November 2023 in Accra

Agriculture | Food Processing & Packaging | Ingredients | Food & Hospitality

Ghana's agrofood & plastprintpack technology imports grow by double digits

After the great sucess of agrofood West Africa 2022 in Ghana, the 2023 edition is now coming up as agrofood Ghana to take place from 21 to 23 November 2023 at the Trade Center Arena at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This important business platform for the Ghanaian industry is organised by fairtrade in cooperation with their local partner Geovision.

The rebranding from agrofood West Africa to agrofood Ghana reflects the growing importance of the Ghanaian market since the inaugural event in Ghana in 2013.  The figures below in the section “The Ghanaian agrofood market” prove this impressively.

In addition to the 6th 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​​​​​​.

3-day conference program

agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 will again be supplemented by a 3-day program full of presentations and conferences, just as in 2022.

Facts & figures on the
Ghanaian agrofood market

Please see full details of the 2023 event

e-brochure 2023

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

Country pavilions in 2023 from
Italy, The Netherlands and South Africa

Italian Pavilion

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

Why participate

Ghana, like most countries in the region, is in a phase of strong local industry development, for which there is a need to increase the technological endowment of companies. As an example, from 2017 to 2021, imports of machinery increased as follows:

  • Plastic processing technologies: from €23 million to €47 million, an annual increase of 19.6 per cent
  • Food processing technology: from 59 to 112 million euros, an annual increase of 17%.
  • Packaging and bottling technologies: from 30 to 64 million euros, an annual increase of 21%.

Agro-industrial production currently accounts for about half of the country's exports. However, it is believed that there is ample room for increase, also in light of the numerous government initiatives to support the sector, with the aim of bringing production up to the standards of more mature markets in terms of packaging, traceability and quality.

The plastprintpack & agrofood Ghana exhibition is the country's main event dedicated to the entire agro-industrial chain. An Italian Pavilion that includes technologies for the entire production process thus presents itself as a 'one-stop-shop' for local customers, simplifying investment decisions.

Participation in the fair will therefore enable Italian companies to seize export opportunities arising from this development trend of the local industry, in order to build a solid market share in the area as of now.

Participation fee:

€ 150 + VAT/sqm, with minimum module of 9 sqm - € 1,350 + VAT

First 9 sq.m. FREE for companies benefiting from the support measures for companies in the flooded areas (see paragraph "Application modalities").

The Netherlands Pavilion

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

South Africa Pavilion

South Africa joins in for the 2023 event with a Trade & Investment KwaZulu Natal Pavilion.

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade by assisting local companies’ access international markets.

Internationally, the Department of Trade & Investment promotes the country as an investment destination, whereas Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal presents a seamless trade and inward investment promotion for, specifically, KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa Booth​​​​​​​

The Ghanaian agrofood & plastprintpack market

Food & beverage technology: From €59 million in 2017 to €112 million in 2021, Ghana’s imports of food & beverage technology show an annual increase of 17% between 2017 and 2021. (VDMA)

Packaging technology: Ghanaian imports of packaging technology amounted to €64 million in 2021, up 21% annually from €30 million in 2017 - steady growth even in the Corona year 2021. (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 West Africa: According to the World Trade Organization WTO, West African food imports have reached around US$19 billion and exports US$21 billion in 2021. Thus, food trade with West Africa is a US$40 billion business.

Recap 2022: Promising outlook for business after agrofood & plastprintpack 2022 in Ghana

1,384 trade visitors discussed their investments with 98 exhibitors from 22 countries

The 5th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack 2022 in Ghana had 98 exhibitors from 22 countries participating, namely from Belgium, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates and USA.

They discussed business with 1,384 visitors from 31 countries, 74% of the visitors were from Ghana, 26% from the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkiye, United Kingdom and the USA.

The event was held from 29 November to 01 December 2022 at the state-of-the-art Trade Center Arena at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The results of the exhibitor survey proved the event was a major success: 86% of the exhibitors intend to participate again, 85% would recommend the event to their peers, 82% were satisfied or even very satisfied with the event as a whole and 94% with the service of the organiser fairtrade.

What the exhibitors said

  • Mr Eric Bentsil Quaye

    Ministry of Food and Agriculture MOFA Ghana

    It is my great pleasure to be here today with you for the official opening of the 7th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2022. I bring you warm regards from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and special greetings from our Honourable Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

    MOFA is the lead agency of the Government of Ghana responsible for developing and executing policies and strategies for the agriculture sector within the context of a coordinated national socio-economic growth and development agenda.

    The vision of the Ministry is a modernized agriculture culminating in a structurally transformed economy and evident in food security, employment opportunities and reduced poverty.

    Today's event which has gathered international exhibitors, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia and journalists is to exhibit and discuss the latest technologies needed to improve the entire value chain.

    On behalf of the Honourable Minister for Food and Agriculture, I would like to thank the organizers for putting this great event together. We are looking forward to facilitating fruitful meetings over the next three days between Ghanaian and international companies.

  • Ms Daniela d`Orlandi

    Italian Ambassador to Ghana and Togo

    We are proud to bring to this important exhibition a large and qualified delegation of 20 Italian manufacturers of machinery and products for the plastic, the printing, the packaging and the agribusiness industries. We are sure their presence in Accra will allow Ghanaian companies to learn more about the possibilities Italy can offer to upgrade local production, allowing it, on the one hand, to better respond to the increasingly sophisticated domestic demand, and, on the other hand, to address foreign markets with more added value products.

    The Italian Pavilion at plastprintpack and agrofood West Africa represents a major step, that we are taking along with the Italian industrial Association UCIMA, AMAPLAST, ACIMGA and AssoFoodTech. Let me also underline that the Italian Pavillion is organized under the auspices of the City of Rome that is candidate to host the 2030 World Exposition. We look forward to meeting you at our Pavilion to discuss the opportunities that the Ghanaian markets offers to us all!

  • Mr Tjalling Wiarda

    General Manager - GNBCC Ghana Netherlands Business & Culture Council

    We as GNBCC are happy to be involved in the 7th edition of this trade show where we are present with our own Dutch pavilion. We want to thank the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for financially supporting the pavilion.

    I hope we can welcome you at our Netherlands Pavilion where you can find all our seven exhibitors. It's the one with the logo of our Embassy (Ghana - Netherlands together) and the GNBCC logo against an orange background.

  • Siba Laurent Koropogui

    Sales - Export West Africa - RIELA Africa

    RIELA has been involved in the development of grain processing equipment since 1972 and is now one of the major suppliers of cleaners, dryers and silo systems with associated conveyor technology, as well as grinding and mixing systems for feed production.

    Ghana is a politically stable country and agriculture is developing rapidly. Post-harvest processing techniques are still missing but most farmers are very interested in modern technique. Being a manufacturing company of these machines we are intested in Ghana.

    We had visitors, farmes, agro business men from private and public sector and others. We are satisfied with their skills and qualitiy.


  • Kanayo Akunwa

    Market Intelligent Strategist - GEA West Africa

    GEA is one of the largest suppliers for food processing technology and of related industries. The global group specializes in machinery, plants, as well as process technology and components.

    The Ghanaian market is important to our busines because of the portfolio, which covers items in food processing, beverage and dairy processing. We access the Ghanaian market by creating more visibility for our business by letting the customers know what we have to offer. We have met customers interested in our food and beverage solutions.

    Our goal here at agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa is to meet top manufacturers in beverage, food processing, dairy etc.

  • Trementini Fabrizio

    Area Sales Manager - ITIB Machinery International

    ITIB was founded in 1946 to produce impregnated cardboard tubes. In more than 50 years of operation, ITIB, through constant technological adaptation, has achieved levels of experience that see it operating as a partner with major European industrial groups.

    We are not active in Ghana yet but with our participation at agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa we would like to understand if this could be a potential market for us. Therefore we were looking for plastic pipes producers, or people willing to do it.

  • Londiwe Thabethe

    Manager: Marketing and Agribusiness Agricultural Economic Services - Western Cape Government

    Ghana is a nascent wine market in West Africa with great future potential for wines from South Africa. In addition there is also huge opportunity for collaboration and partnership in other industries as well.

    Here at agrofood West Africa, we met visitors from the agro-processing value chain.

  • Sabrina Caldeira

    Commercial Export - Decopack

    Created in 1992, DECOPACK is a company specialized in providing packaging materials for the food processing industry.

    We already work with 3 companies here in Ghana and West Africa. Despite money difficulties, there is still a lot of new projects and opportunities in Ghana.

    In addition there is a lot of agrofood companies and projects in this area. We get 2/3 good contacts in beverage field.

    We are happy to be here after all the pandemic period. This exhibiton is a good push to get more visibility, moving our products and experience. We are happy to be able to be part of this trade fair once again.

  • Thomas Rathmer

    Head of Sales - Bewital

    We provide high-quality products and services that are both forward-looking and sustainable. For over 50 years we have been a reliable partner not only for our staff, customers and suppliers but also for the Westmünsterland region where we have deep roots.

    Ghana is a market with a promising perspective. Currently Ghana is already interested in dedicated solutions.

    We met quite a few business partners, actually more than expected.

  • Matthias Thienel

    CEO - Destilla

    Highest product quality, innovation, sustainability and a serious commitment to customer proximity – this is what Destilla’s lively company culture has consisted of all along. As an owner-managed family business, we bring together tradition and cutting edge technology.

    Ghana is one of the most developed countries in the sub-Saharan market with a bright future. Politically stable since more than 30 years. The agrofood trade show gives us the perfect combination of market overview and direct access.

    We met food & beverage producers from the whole country. They are experts in their patricular business segments and we are more than happy about being able to satisfy their needs.

    We expected to meet both, the big players in the industry as well as start-ups, working in exciting niches and our expectations have been met, 100%.

Strong institutional support of
agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023

The 6th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack Ghana 2023 enjoys 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

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