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Africa’s Fresh Produce Industry meets in Nairobi!!

The Africa Fresh Produce Expo (AFPEX) is a pan-African exhibition and conference focused on enhancing the growth of the fresh produce industry in Kenya, Eastern Africa and Africaat large.

The Expo showcases Africa’s abundant fresh produce to local, regional and global markets, as well as providing the platform for providers of new technologies and services to trade and network with farmers, traders and distributors from Africa and beyond.

At AFPEX, you will find the entire range of products, services and technologies from every part of the fresh produce supply chain – including logistics; processing and packaging technologies, financial services; agro-chemicals, seeds, fruit and vegetable propagation and farming solutions and many more . . . 

The  Expo is the only one in the region to cover the entire scope of fresh produce categories and that also targets solutions for the entire value chain – from farm to table.

The Expo is structured with the following main objectives:

  • Showcase Africa’s fresh produce to buyers, traders and distributors from current and potential new markets locally, regionally and globally and thereby contribute to further growth of the industry;
  • Provide a pan-African platform to enable African fresh produce farmers, traders and distributors to meet, network and trade with suppliers of machinery, logistics, new technologies and services that are vital for the success and growth of the fresh produce industry in Africa;
  • Provide a platform for exchange of ideas, meeting and networking with industry peers, buyers, manufacturers, retailers and traders; government ministries and agencies; NGOs and development organisations; academic and research institutes and the general public from Africa and the World.

Over 100 sponsors and exhibitors from over 30 countries are expected to attend the next edition in Nairobi, Kenya with trade visitors from over 60 countries in Africa and globally.

AFPEX is organised by FW Africa, the leading organiser of trade shows and conferences in the food and agriculture; healthcare and general business sectors of the economy in Africa.

What's On Show at the Expo?

Fresh Produce Market

The MarketPlace for Africa and World’s Fresh Produce Trading

The Fresh Produce Market brings a diverse variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices from different parts of Africa and the World to a local. regional and global audience . . .

  • Fresh fruits 
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Herbs and spices
  • Nuts such as macadamia, hazelnuts, Brazilian nuts, walnut, cashew nuts, pecan nuts etc
  • Processed and packaged fruit, vegetable, herbs, spices, nuts and more
  • Breeding and propagations nurseries and related services
  • Organic and certified specialty products

Logistics & Mobility

The Technologies that Facilitate Fresh Produce Trade

The Logistics & Mobility section brings together under one roof all the key players that offer transportation and logistics from farm to pack house, to markets, plus cold chain for retailers, packers and e-commerce . . . 

  • Shipping, aviation and trucking solutions and auxiliary services such as clearing and forwarding etc
  • Climate control, air conditioning solutions and preservation technologies
  • Climate controlled, isothermal and refrigerated containers for fresh produce handling and transport.
  • Warehousing and facility management services for fresh produce and other agricultural products
  • Temperature measurement and control systems for cold chain and ambient storage, transport and retail.
  • Refrigerated transport and cold chain equipment for road, sea, and air transportation.
  • Cold chain and mobility technologies & automation solutions.
  • Cold and chilled facilities and temperature control equipment for retail of fresh produce and food products.
  • Transport solutions for food-delivery and food e-commerce.
  • Other related services.

Machinery & Technology

Facilitators of Value Addition & Digitalisation of Fresh Produce Industry

The Machinery & Technology section brings together under one roof all the key players that offer the technologies that transform fresh produce into higher value products and facilitate the digitalisation of the industry throughout the value chain . . . 

  • Storage and processing technologies such as for peeling, drying, cutting, weighing, sorting and cooking or processing fresh produce 
  • Packaging and shelf-life extension technologies – packers, loaders, packaging materials, coating systems, conveyors etc
  • Ingredients and chemicals utilised in the value addition of fresh produce 
  • Cultivation and farming technologies, machinery and implements: irrigation systems, planting machines, harvesting machines
  • Quality control, laboratory testing and other tools to enhance quality and safety of fresh produce
  • Greenhouse and other infrastructure for fresh produce farming operations
  • Digital technologies for tracking and facilitating fresh produce business – ERPs, robots, automation technologies etc
  • Other related services.

Agro-Inputs & Chemicals

The Technologies that Facilitate Fresh Produce Farming

The Agro-Inputs & Chemicals section brings together under one roof all the key players that offer the inputs that improve productivity, improve efficiency and reduce costs in the fresh produce farming value chain . . . 

  • Certified seeds and other planting materials
  • Fertilisers and other crop-enhancing inputs
  • Crop protection chemicals
  • Liming and acidifying agents
  • Soil conditioners
  • Biological control solutions
  • Cleaning and sanitation chemicals
  • Other related services.

Services & More

The Services that Enable the Fresh Produce Industry to Thrive

The Services & More section brings together under one roof all the key functions that improve efficiency, reduce risks and build capacity of the fresh produce sector . . .

  • Financial and insurance services
  • Training, consultancy and certification services
  • Laboratory and quality testing services
  • Inventory control, accounting and Internet services
  • Marketing, distribution and sales services
  • E-commerce and digital services
  • Market research and related services
  • Trade development, industry association and lobbying services
  • Other related services.