Will you like to be part of this ground-breaking event taking place in Akure, Ondo-state?
A time has come to re-visit the agricultural sector and tap the innumerable wealth in it. Ou will be missing a huge opportunity if you do not avail yourself the rear opportunity by strategically positioning yourself as a stakeholder in this all important industry-agro-industry. Get yourself ready to attend this massive summit of agricultural professionals. A gathering of who matters in the agribusiness sector…
The upcoming 9th Western Nigeria International Agricultural Summit (WESNAGRIC SUMMIT 2015) will provide a common ground for both local and international Agribusiness, producers, Marketers, Importer and Exporters and other Stakeholders, to interact and share ideas on opportunities available in agribusiness across the world.
The Agribusiness conference, exhibition and training is a unique opportunity to learn about the farming/agribusiness, network with agribusiness professionals and is designed to promote both local and international agribusiness, food and nutrition, Agribusiness Marketing/ Information, Entrepreneurship, Production, Processing, Agric Financing and Insurance, Equipment/Tractors, Export and Agro business enterprises development.
The conference is aimed at advancing agribusiness, marketing, financing, processing, export and entrepreneurship development in Africa through agric exhibitions, training/workshop for farmers and investors on new farming techniques, business networking and market information. Arrangements have been made to invite experts from within and outside the country, various bodies, embassies, ministries, agencies, associations, research institutes, financial institutions and stakeholders for a successful and profitable conference in Nigeria.
The upcoming 9th Western Nigeria International Agricultural Summit (WESNAGRIC SUMMIT 2015) will provide a common ground for both local and international Agribusiness, producers, Marketers, Importer and Exporters and other Stakeholders, to interact and share ideas on opportunities available in agricultural sector of the economy, say the Chairman, Ondo State Wealth Creation Agency, Mrs Bolanle Olafunmiloye.
According to her, the summit which has its theme as: – Promoting Agribusiness Market Entrepreneurship and Financing for the development of Smallholders Rural and Urban Farmers will be declared open by the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
Mrs. Olafunmiloye explained further that the 3-day summit which is scheduled to hold at the Ondo State Cultural Center Adegbemile Akure from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th August 2015, is aimed at advancing agribusiness, marketing, finance, processing and entrepreneurship development in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
She added that it will further expose the Professional farmers engaged by the state government through Wealth Creation Agency and other unemployed youths in the state to many opportunities in agricultural value chain, therefore, appealed to the general public particularly the youth who are interested in mechanized system of farming to take the opportunities of the summit to create wealth for themselves.
In his remarks the National Coordinator of Western Nigeria International Agric Summit, Mr. Bright Isaac Okwu explained that the benefits of participating at the summit are enormous, as it will give farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector the opportunities to be trained in new farming techniques, widening business network and also showcase their products and services through exhibition and display.
“Our core targets visitors are specialists from Nigeria and other Countries around the globe in the different agribusiness value chain. They will profit a lot in discussing and finding new solutions to their production and the entire value chain. They will leave the summit with plenty of ideas for their farm business and excellent contact with the leading agro food and packaging technologists from around the world”, he said.
Mr. Bright added that there will be Executive training program within the conference premises, organized by United State Agency for International Development ( USAID), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFDC), and African Fertilizer and Agriculture Partnership (AFAP) on Business Management Skills, Business Planning, Access to Finance and Financial Management, Marketing plan relationship, Stock and Record Keeping, Safe use of Agric inputs for SMSEs, Importance of FBOs in the Effective Management and Marketing and Value Chain in Fertilizer Agric Business Development.