Why exhibit in agro Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is East Africa’s 2nd largest importer of agricultural machinery and equipment

According to figures from the World Bank, the Ethiopian Agriculture accounts for about 48% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 85% of exports, making it the cornerstone of the economy and the largest potential source of growth and prosperity.

The main producing products are coffee (the largest producer of Africa), maize (second largest producer of Africa), dwarf millet (Teff, the largest producer in the world), wheat, sorghum and other cereals, legumes (such as beans), oilseeds, potatoes, sugar cane and vegetables.

The Ethiopian agricultural output has grown by between 5% and 9% annually in the years 2011 to 2017.

Ethiopia is East Africa’s 2nd largest importer of agricultural machinery and equipment

Source: VDMA

Ethiopia's main agri products:

  • Coffee (largest producer in Africa)
  • Maize (second largest producer in Africa)
  • Dwarft millet (largest producer of Teff in the world)
  • Rice
  • Wheat, sorghum and other cereals
  • Legumes (such as beans)
  • Potatoes 
  • Sugar cane
  • Vegetables

Top 4 agricultural exports 2016

  • Coffee, tea, spices (745,2 million USD)
  • Oil seeds (524,3 million USD)
  • Live trees, plants, cut flowers (258,3 million USD)
  • Vegetables (100,9 million USD)

This is what they said 2017

Mr Ephrem Hailu, Electro Mecce - General Manager (not on the picture):

Electro Meece Engineering Service was established specifically to deal with engineering solutions and development. Despite the large livestock population in Ethiopia the sectors' contribution is below its potential because of various reasons e.g. feed shortage and shortage of feed machinery. Our company develops and manufactures feed machinery to give Ethiopia a solution.

We have a deep understanding of the challenges of our country and that's why our products are suitable for the Ethiopian market.

Our main target here at agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 is to meet new customers and foreign companies to work jointly on this market.

We are 100% satisfied with our business contacts.

Mr Bernd Luellmann, AWILA Anlagenbau GmbH - Manager International Sales:

We just arrived in Ethiopia, it is our first time here.

Our products are suitable for the market here because Ethiopia is supporting agriculture and animal feed production. Therefore there is a lot of interest in our products.

Our main target here at the show is to find new customers, create new markets, helping farmers and feed producers to make a good and correct start of their business.

Yes, so far we can see a lot of interest - let’s see if it materializes!

Mrs Elke Pankow, RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH - Sales director of export:

Since five years we are partner of the German demonstration farm in Kulumsa and now we are looking for a partner in Ethiopia.

We are offering fertilizer spreaders for mineral fertilizer. With good fertilizing you can have better harvest and more quality of harvest, e.g. drops and potatoes. The future oriented spreaders of our company offer a synthesis of precision and performance.

We participate at agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 to present our products and we are satisfied with the outcome.

About agro Ethiopia 2017

Sectors of visitors interest
(multiple responses possible)

Satisfaction rates 2017

  • agro Ethiopia as a whole: 100%
  • number of visitors: 100%
  • quality of business contacts: 100%
  • business prospects after fair: 100%

Top exhibitors 2017

» Adamitulu Pesticides
» Adepta
» AfrikImpact
» AWILA Anlagenbau
» Bejai Ethio Industrial & Engineering Solutions
» Electromecce Engineering
» Fresh Corner
» Grimme
» Hozelock-Exel
» Lemken
» Markos
» Pöttinger Landtechnik
» RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik
» Wise Team

Visitor profile

  • Farmers
  • Breeders
  • Keepers


Range of exhibits

  • 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