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Accra to Host 4th Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa

By Dipo Olowookere

German trade fair specialist, fairtrade, has announced that the 4th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa will take place from December 5-7, 2017, at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.

Producers of process & packaging technology seeing great chances for business in Ghana and the surrounding West African countries, official national pavilions have been confirmed by Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands, in addition to leading exhibitors from 10 countries.

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Organized by the German trade fair specialists, fairtrade, the agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2017 will address issues affecting the industry.

According to VDMA German Food Processing and Packaging Association, Ghanaian imports of process and packaging technology increased by 10 percent in 2016 to €77 million whereas West African imports of the same also went up by 10 percent to €557 million.

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Also, Ghanaian imports in the plastics, printing and packaging sector rise sharply last year: with plastics technology up 4 percent to €23.4 million; printing and paper technology up 32 percent to €22.4 million; and packaging technology up 2 percent to €30.1 million.

The agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2017 is supported by the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture and of Trade and Industry, the Delegation of the German Industry and Commerce in Ghana AHK, the French agrofood association adepta and AVEP – Associación Valenciana de Empresarios de Plásticos.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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