AFWE welcomes international exhibitors to South Africa

Farmer-Africa RenewalFarmers across Africa were welcomed to AFWE which showcased agricultural equipment to support growers in the continent. (Image source: Africa Renewal)The African Farmers Workshop and Expo (AFWE) showcased a wide range of livestock, machinery, products and services to the growing farming sector at an expo held between 12-14 August 2014 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg

According to event organisers, more than 75 exhibitors took part in the Expo, which for the first-time received global support by exhibitors from Ukraine and China. Other important visitors included Zambia’s minister of agriculture and

livestock, Wylbur Simuusa, and the first secretary of the high commissioner of Uganda, Issa Hussein.

"This year’s AFWE event was a huge success, with a 30 per cent increase in visitors to the show, and strong interest from all stakeholders in the agri sector,” said Mahlatse Masimini, CEO of Moshate Media, organisers of the event.

AFWE exhibitors were extremely pleased with the show including the Hippo Water Roller Project who welcomed many visitors to its stand.

“Our competition attracted a lot of people to our stand, all eager to win one of the water roller prizes,” stated executive director Grant Gibbs.

“We had between 150 – 200 entries on the first day alone!," Gibbs added.

“The show gave us a huge amount of exposure and helped us connect with numerous pig farmers who need assistance.”

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