1st International Trade Show

Millennium Hall
Addis Ababa
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The Ethiopia food show

Demand for food & beverages rising continuously

With 126 million inhabitants (2023), which according to the World Bank will rise to 200 million by 2050, Ethiopia has long been the largest food market in East & Central Africa.

  • With a population of 120 million, expected to grow to 200 million by 2050 according to the World Bank, Ethiopia has long been the largest food market in East and Central Africa. Spending in the F&B sector is growing steadily, and F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ethiopian manufacturing industry. Accordingly, the demand for food and beverage ingredients continues to grow. 

  • Despite heavy investment in local food production, Ethiopia remains one of Africa's largest food importers. Between 2018 and 2021, food imports amounted to between $1.8 billion and $3.3 billion annually, while food exports totaled between $1.9 billion and $2.5 billion over the same period.

Facts & figures on food trade with Ethiopia: A US$ 5.808 billion business in 2021!

Ethiopian exports of food products in billion US$

Food products rank among Ethiopia’s top export items and the Ethiopian government seeks to expand the export of agro-processing products.

Ethiopian imports of food products in billion US$

Although F&B production is by far the largest segment of the Ethiopian processing industry, demand for food and beverages and food imports are steadily increasing.

Why Ethiopia food show?

The Ethiopia food show brings together manufacturers, suppliers and retailers within the dynamic F&B and HoReCa industry to source products and discuss business. Exhibitors and trade visitors are expected from Ethiopia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the world over. 
The Ethiopia food show is the place to sample, taste & source thousands of F&B products from Ethiopia and around the world.

Powered by the organisers of agrofood Ethiopia

Since 2017 the agrofood Ethiopia hold on a annual basis is organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe in collaboration with their Ethiopian partners, Prana Events. The most recent 5th edition of June 2023 boasted impressive participation, with 3,558 trade visitors and 138 exhibitors from 16 countries. 
The 6th edition of agrofood Ethiopia will be held on 16 to 18 May 2024 in the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.


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Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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03 October 2024: 10.00 am – 05.30 pm
04 October 2024: 10.00 am – 05.30 pm
05 October 2024: 10.00 am – 04.00 pm

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