Ivory Coast-Based Firm, 2 A Consult Partners with German Trade Fair Expert to Boost Cote d’Ivoire’s Agrofood Sector

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Industry stakeholders from the Ivory Coast have partnered with German trade fair specialist ‘fairtrade Messe’ for the 5th edition of an event dubbed ‘agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa’.

Organized by fairtrade Messe and their Ivorian partners, 2 A Consult, the fair is aimed at both West African industry and craftsmen, including farmers, herders, food and beverage manufacturers, food retailers and catering and hotel professionals.

The 5th edition of the event will be held from the 20th to the 22nd of November, 2018 for the first time in Abidjan and will also bring together stakeholders from the plastics, printing and packaging industry.

More than 80 exhibitors from 18 countries will present their technologies and solutions tailored to West African needs. These include many of the world’s leading companies in their sector. The exhibitors come from Algeria, Austria, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.

The exhibition will be accompanied by top quality conferences and events, which promise an exchange between professional visitors from all over West Africa and African, Asian, American and European experts.

At the event, HortiFresh by the Netherlands Government is set to officially launch their HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme in Côte d’Ivoire during the event. The programme aims to reach thousands of farmers and increase their productivity by 20% until 2021.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Côte d’Ivoire has booked the official Dutch pavilion at Agrofood West Africa 2018 to represent Dutch brands.

Agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2018 is supported by the Ivorian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and SME Promotion, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry; the German Embassy in Abidjan; the Embassy of France Côte d’Ivoire; the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, NABC Netherlands-African Business Council, HortiFresh by the Dutch Government; and the Turkish Embassy in the Ivory Coast, among other organisations.

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