First time for Angola at Macfrut
Four times the size of Italy, only 4% of its arable land is cultivated.
At the trade fair also a workshop and sector business meetings
Cesena – This year, it will be the first time for Angola at Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector to be held in Rimini from 10 to 12 May. The vast African country, four times the size of Italy, will be present with a maxi stand that will gather about 30 companies through the Consortium Rede Camponesa.
Angola has great agricultural potential and Italy, one of the world’s leading fruit and vegetable-growing countries and a leader in technology, is a major opportunity for its growth and relaunch. The Macfrut hub is a strategic choice, since it is a gateway to business and production partnerships with Italian traders.
Here are some figures that show Angola's potential. With a total area of ??1,246,700 square kilometres, Angola has an agricultural ??development area that amounts to approximately 58 million hectares. However, today, only 4% of its arable land is cultivated. The country currently imports, consumes and re-exports to neighbouring markets huge amounts of fruit and vegetable produce, rarely coming directly from Italy.
The Consortium Rede Camponesa, a network of companies in the supply chain, is leading an international campaign to search for partners specialising in the agri-food sector, especially fruit and vegetables, for the marketing, production, processing and export of agricultural produce in the African market.
To this end, on Thursday 11 May, it will host a workshop at Macfrut entitled “Angola opens to the international agricultural world”, to illustrate marketing opportunities and prospects to traders, with sector meetings also scheduled during the trade fair.
“The presence of Angola proves the economic dynamism of many African states along with a great desire for redemption – explains Renzo Piraccini, President of Macfrut – There is an increasing awareness that fruit and vegetables are the driving force of their growth, and this creates numerous business opportunities also for Italians traders. In fact, this year, many new countries from this area will take part in Macfrut as exhibitors, such as Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda, but also official delegations from many other states."
Cesena, 10 April 2017
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