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Why agrofood plastpack Ethiopia?

The 1st International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage and Plastics & Packaging Solutions and Technology to be organized by Fairtrade Messe, Germany  in  Ehtiopia will be held at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa,  between 03 – 05 February, 2017

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Ethiopia – The largest economy in East and Central Africa

More facts about Ethiopia at a glance

    • Ethiopia has the largest economy (by GDP) in East Africa and Central Africa
    • Ethiopia is one of the founding members of the UN, the Group of 24 (G-24), the Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and the Organisation of African Unity, with Addis Ababa serving as the headquarters of the African Union, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UNECA, African Aviation Training HQ, the African Standby Force and much of global NGOs focused on Africa
    • Some of the oldest evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia, which is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond
    • Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnolinguistic groups, the three largest of which are the Tigray, Oromo and Amhara
    • Ethiopia is the origin of the coffee bean. With an annual production exceeding 380,000 t, the country is the largest coffee producer in Africa and the 5h largest in the world
    • Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts, with its vast fertile West, jungles, and numerous rivers, the world‘s hottest settlement of Dallol in its north, Africa‘s largest continuous mountain. ranges and the largest cave in Africa at Sof Omar
    • Ethiopia has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa
    • Ethiopia‘s ancient Ge‘ez script, also known as Ethiopic, is one of the oldest alphabets still in use in the world
    • A slight majority of the population adheres to Christianity (mainly the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Pentay), while around a third follows Islam (primarily the Sunni denomination).Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the worldSource: IMFEthiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, registering robust GDP growth of 6 to 10% between 2004 and 2015 (IMF).Real GDP growth is likely to be around 8.5% in 2015-16, driven by public investment in road and power networks, which benefit both industry and agriculture. Long-term growth potential is enhanced by untapped reserves of coal, gold, oil and gas. FDI (2% of GDP in 2014) is set to continue growing, through investments in agriculture and manufacturing.
Are you interested in exhibiting your products and services at the first of its kind fairtrade messe organized expo in a neighboring country, quickly visit their website ( to book your stand as limited space is available.
And for the foodies and food enthusiasts, professionals in the food , beverage, travel and hospitality industry, this is an opportunity to explore the outside world where food, drinks meet culture to produce the best in FOOD TOURISM. FoodpreneurNews in association with an acclaimed food tours experts based in Addis Ababa had concluded arrangement to make your visit enjoyable and memorable. If you are interested in visiting the fair, call +234-7059549741 or Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @food_okeagrofood-ethiopia-2


About The Author

Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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