180 Ethiopian Companies Participate in 23rd Gulfood Festival
Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food trade show, its 23rd edition taking place in Dubai, 18-22 February 2018. The 2018 Festival featured 120 countries from around the world, showcasing their products on the international stage. Ethiopia was represented by 180 companies exhibiting a variety of agricultural and animal products.
The companies presented their coffee, pulses & oilseeds, grains, meat and poultry and live animal products in the festival. The Deputy Trade Minister, Ato Ayana Zewde, praised the display and design of Ethiopia’s ‘pavilion’ at the event.
During last year’s Gulfood Festival, Ethiopian companies generated more than USD 79 Million in direct sales. This year’s festival is expected to generate more than USD 100 Million. The Ethiopian Ambassador to the UAE, Ato Tebeje Berhe said, “The Festival has huge potential for Ethiopian companies. Buyers from all around the world converge in Dubai for the trade show, creating opportunities for Ethiopian companies and their products to be known around the globe.” He went on to say that Ethiopian producers should work harder to raise the amount and quality of their output year in year out.
Source: Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation; Gulfood Website