As plans get underway in readiness for the Feed Nigeria Summit, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of AgroNigeria, Mr. Richard-Mark Mbaram, has said that the event is geared towards the furtherance of the agricultural sector and the positioning of the nation on the world’s billboard.
The CEO made this known while speaking to newsmen at the event Press Conference in Lagos on Thursday, 26th of July, 2018.
Mr. Mbaram said that as much as the nation’s agricultural sector needed resuscitation; the goal was to work and progress the existing successes recorded in the industry, hence the theme of the Summit “Consolidating the Growth”.
“What can the government do to consolidate the growth in this sector? that is what the event is all about. We are saying the time has come for Nigerians in agriculture to solve the problems in the space.” Mr. Mbaram said
He also stated that the choice of key note speaker at the event was informed by the organiser’s passion to get youth involved in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
“This event is not about the old brigade. We are about the young and the future that is why our key note presenter is not an old professor but a young and virile Nigerian, Debisi Araba, the Regional Director for Africa, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).” He said
Mr. Mbaram stressed that this year’s summit would also address issues like farmers-herdsmen, research, infrastructure, mechanization, ICT, youth and gender as well as apt policies and legislation in the nation’s agricultural sector.
Speaking further, he said that the Nigeria Agriculture Award was placed side by side with the FNS and would recognize giant strides taken by individuals and institutions in the Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
He added that the events are the contribution of the organisation to the much talked needed growth in the sector.
“This is AgroNigeria’s effort towards giving back to the nation; making agriculture and agribusiness attractive and developed.” Mr. Mbaram noted
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