The Voice of Nigeria’s AgroNigeria in collaboration with Nigeria Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria (FACAN) and Organised Private Sector Exporters Association (OPEXA) are set to hold a dialogue on agribusiness.
The event tagged: “Farm2Fork Dialogue” is slated for December 3 – 4, 2019, at the main auditorium, Government House, Ilorin, Kwara State and would leverage on the positive momentum generated by recent economic actions of the government with a view to ensuring that the Nigerian economy and its critical stakeholders benefit there-from.
The co-convener of the dialogue, Richard Mark-Mbaram, said the platform was imperative to facilitate the needed solutions to challenges bedeviling agribusiness in the country.
“The dialogue will hinge on the key narrative that the Nigerian private sector in agriculture is keen on fostering a proactive partnership for prosperity with the public sector. Right from local production to processing, logistics, consumption and exports, there exists cross-cutting challenges which can only
be comprehensively addressed by having all stakeholders around the table.
“This is what the Farm2Fork Dialogue seeks to achieve. In essence, the dialogue is designed not only to
interrogate the causative issues resulting in the current reality of agro-commodity deficits in the country, but to evolve a trajectory for short-medium and long-term solutions – this is premised on an inclusive template,” he said.
According to him, the theme of the dialogue, “Eliminating the Impediments to a Prosperous Commodity Agribusiness,” is targeted at fashioning the modalities to usher in a prosperous era in Nigeria’s agriculture sector. This is in the light of the current realities plaguing the country’s agricultural commodity business.