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Agra Innovate showcases Nigeria’s agric potential 


Agra Innovate West Africa expo will host the agribusiness leaders and stakeholders from Nigeria and beyond at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 27 to 28 November 2018, to showcase the agricultural potentialities of the country and attract more investments into the sector.

The theme of the expo is ‘Food Security: The role of finance in the creation of commercial opportunities for agricultural value chain stakeholder operations.’

The expo, being organised by Informa and Contact Consulting Nigeria, marks the fifth edition of the event, with growing emphasis on thematic conference and seminars on topical issues.

This year’s event serves as a high level platform for product exhibition, business-to-business linkage, deal making, networking, technology transfer, knowledge exchange, public-private collaboration and policy discourse among participants drawn from all walks of life.

Over 5,000 exhibition visitors have registered online and attendance is free for online registered delegates.

Governor John Kayode Fayemi will lead the way for other states’ chief executives on how to turn agricultural prospects into prosperity as he addresses agribusiness stakeholders on the potential for agribusiness partnerships.

Governor Fayemi has indicated that his government will make agriculture a top priority in Ekiti State.

Confirmed speakers at the event are Mr. Michel Deelen, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Netherlands Embassy, who will deliver an address on emerging potential partnership opportunities between Nigeria and the Netherlands; Vanessa Adams, Vice-President, Country Support and Delivery, AGRA (Kenya); Alex Elphistone, Programme Director, Adam Smith International; Fatima Ali Mohammed, CEO Brand Warrior; Ade Adefeko, VP OLAM (Nigeria); Nneka Eze, Country Director, Dalberg Global Advisors; and Dr. Olusegun Ojo, Director General of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (Abuja).

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