Ivory Coast becoming Africa’s bread basket – Experts

Good business prospects for the agrofood, plastics and packaging industries in Côte d'Ivoire and West Africa

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Ivory Coast has been described by the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) as the new breadbasket of West Africa.

The organization pointed out that agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been very dynamic for years, both in production and processing.

Both sectors also enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply the other francophone countries of the region, such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Togo, and Benin.

It said the increasing demand for food throughout the rather homogenous French-speaking West African market of 110 million inhabitants and the good general economic situation in Côte d’Ivoire continues to offer positive prospects for suppliers of agro-food and plastics, printing and packaging technology.