A growing sector

With a turnover of more than €8 billion and 21,395 jobs, the food industry is one of the pillars of employment in the Walloon industrial sector.

Furthermore, it has great growth potential in promising sectors and is a global leader in some of them: ingredients, healthy food, processed meals, specific products and an area of recognised quality, etc.

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Pierre HEYMANS

Agri-food Expert

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The agri-food industry: key figures

With a turnover of more than €8 billion and 21,395 jobs, the food industry is one of the pillars of employment in the Walloon industrial sector.
Furthermore, it has great growth potential in promising sectors and is a global leader in some of them: ingredients, healthy food, processed meals, specific products and an area of recognised quality, etc.

Wagralim - key figures

WagrAlim, Walloon competitiveness cluster for the agri-food sector focuses mainly on collaboration between manufacturers, universities, research centres and training centres, with the common goal of creating value, improving performance and positioning itself on international markets on the basis of innovation.
The Cluster has defined four strategic areas:

  • Nutrition-health
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Bio-packaging
  • Sustainable sectors

The cluster in figures

  • +200 members & regional partners
  • 36 certified Cluster projects
  • 142 products and services developed
  • 18 patent applications
  • +8,700 people trained
  • KEYFOOD: a technological support platform

http://www.wagralim.be

Find out more about the agri-food sector in Wallonia

  • Key figures
  • Testimonials
  • Support from the WagrAlim cluster and AWEX
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4th Country in the world in terms of food

2017 global food index by Oxfam based on indicators of abundance, quality, financial accessibility, and food hygiene country

4 Renowned Belgian universities

Four Belgian universities in the top 200 of the Times Higher World University Rankings (09/2017)

4 days needed to start a business

Starting a business: Belgium holds 10th place in the global ranking with 4 days needed to start a business  (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016) 

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