Anafric has participated in a prospecting trip organized by Prodeca, a public company attached to the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat de Catalunya, together with representatives of the meat sector of Catalonia on a business trip to Nigeria and Benin. The objective of the trip has been to explore business opportunities for the meat sector.
During the stay in Nigeria, the delegation met with the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Commerce and importers and food distributors in the country. During the meetings, the Catalan agri-food potential has been presented and mutual interests have been explored with the aim of exploring the possibilities of collaboration in commercial terms.
Nigeria market with potential
Nigeria, a market with potential for the Catalan agri-food sector. It is one of the main markets in Africa, with a population of more than 200 million people. A significant increase in the consumption of animal protein foods is expected in this country due to the increase in the population, which is estimated to double in the next 25 years, and its average purchasing power in the coming years.
With €11.19M exported in 2021, Nigeria is the 79th destination market for Catalan agri-food exports with a growing trend in recent years: compared to the previous year, in 2021 exports increased by 14.31% in value and 44% in volume, and in the last five years they have increased by 222% in value and 73% in volume.
Other associations that participated in the trip were:
- FECIC (Federació Empresarial de Carns i Indústries Càrnies)
- FAC (Federació Avícola Catalana)
- Agrupació de Productors d’Ous de Catalunya
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- Anafric acompaña a una delegación francesa para intercambiar experiencias con ganaderos y la industria cárnica de vacuno
- Anafric reinvidica al sector cárnico como «estratégico, eficiente y sostenible»