The National Coordinator, Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Emmanuel Ijewere, is set to discuss how to attract foreign investors to the nation’s agriculture sector.
He is one of the key resource persons billed to speak at the agritech fair, an international agricultural exhibition designed to support the changing operational needs and growth objectives of Nigeria’s dynamic agribusiness industry. The event scheduled between June 15 and 16 will take place at the Old Parade Ground, Garki ,Area 10 ,Abuja.
The summit will bring together key figures from across the food industry, including investors, start-ups, technology companies and food and ingredients manufacturers. With a common goal to meet the food challenge, the event will create a forum for networking, debate, discussion and learning – showcasing the technologies and championing the innovations which have the potential to transform the sector.
According to the Executive Director, Remick Promotions,organisers of the fair, Mrs. Remi Agbowu, the event was designed to help Nigerians secure a more prosperous future by increasing household incomes and employment, nurturing competitive small and medium enterprises and promoting a vibrant agricultural sector.
She said agritech fair will attract Nigerian and international professionals from the agricultural food production, fishing and aquaculture and food processing industries.
Attendees, according to her, will have the opportunity to source and buy the latest products, equipment and services to enhance their production productivity from the field to the processing plant. She said: “They will have the chance to interact with both domestic and international investors, understand the market appetite for their products and understand the best channels for delivery to market.”
She explained that delegates at the conference will benefit from a mix of seminars and interactive workshops providing unparalleled, highly valuable face-to-face learning opportunities.
A premium line-up of national speakers will present their knowledge, experiences and solutions on all aspects of farm management – productivity, food quality, nutrition and R&D, strategy, animal care, livestock management and agricultural investment.
She listed them to include the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Governor of Sokoto State,Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola;Director–General West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan Ekpo, the Harvest Plus Nigeria Country Manager, Paul Ilona, among others.
She said: “the launch of Agritech Fair follows extensive industry research and consultation, which clearly demonstrated the market need for a premium quality, comprehensive agribusiness event for the full ‘farm to fork’ agricultural/agri-food value chain.”
She added that “Remick Promotions is delighted to be working with Nigeria’s dynamic agribusiness industry and offering a platform to support its growth. We will be working closely with our strategic partners and other industry stakeholders to ensure that the content and direction of AGRITECH FAIR stays firmly aligned with the industry’s needs, objectives and culture. We urge companies and individuals interested in participation at the programme , whether as an event partner, exhibitor, sponsor, trade visitor, conference delegate or speaker, to contact us as soon as possible to get on board and help us to help you support the future growth of your industry.”
The fair is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the peak industry body, Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG). Meanwhile, Agritech Fair Beauty pageant will take place at Milverton Hotel Lokoja on June 11, 2016.