Key leaders in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, who would attend the forthcoming Daily Trust Agric conference and exhibition, have indicated strong willingness to inspire participants to grab emerging opportunities.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammadu Sabo Nanono, is expected to lead the ministry’s high-powered delegation, while many captains of industry have shown interest to grace the event, which will be held in Lagos, the country’s business capital.
The event, with the theme: Repositioning Rice, Sugar and Dairy Production for Optimal Yield, is scheduled to hold from November 26 to 27, 2019 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL); Nestle Nigeria Plc; Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC); Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN); Rice Millers/Paddy Rice Dealers Associations; and the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), have confirmed their readiness to participate in the agric conference and exhibition.
The co-chairman of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group, Mr Emmanuel Ijewere, will be the chairman of the two-day event.
Discussions are also ongoing with six state governments, who have also indicated interest to participate. These are Benue, Cross River, Taraba, Kebbi, Ebonyi and Lagos.
Other key private sector players expected at the event include those in agro chemical companies, commercial dairy farmers, agro-allied and agro-processing industries, members of the AFAN and FACAN, among others.
The event, which will feature presentations and panel discussions, is expected to galvanise critical stakeholders along the three value chains towards enhancing productivity.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Lagos Business School (LBS) are also partners of Media Trust Limited in this event.
The highlight of the event will include exhibition by various stakeholders, players, technology developers, processors and other value chain actors in the country’s agricultural sector.