Against the backdrop of the current recession being experienced in Nigeria, agriculture has been identified as the key to revamping the Nigerian economy.

However, stakeholders are in agreement that a new paradigm, incorporating a sub-national emphasis to agricultural development needs to be evolved. It is against this backdrop that the South West Agricultural Summit has been packaged.

The Summit will not only stress the need for categorical diversification of the Nigerian economy but will forge a conversation around broad topical categories like – Markets, Finance, Research and Infrastructure.

SWAS 2016 is convened in partnership with the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM), Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Plc, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) and organized by AgroNigeria.

The event is billed to hold on the 6th of October at the Civic Centre, Agodi-Gate, Ibadan, Oyo State.