Kwara state is to play host to stakeholders in the agriculture sector from the northern geo-economic zone for a pre-summit town hall meeting being slated to hold on March 24, 2017 at the Agric House, beside Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jebba Road, Ilorin.
The Town Hall Meeting is coming ahead of the main event: Feed Nigeria Summit which is slated for April 6-7, 2017 at the Grande Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
According to Sub-national Coordinator for the Northern geo-economic zone of the FNS, Comrade David Kayode Ehindero, Chairman, Agric House Ventures, expected participants from the Northern States will include government officials in the agricultural sector, All farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), other professionals and operators in the sector, members of the Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), agriculture Ministries Department and Agencies (MDA) in the zone.
The feed Nigeria Summit is an initiative of AgroNigeria with technical support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Songhai Center for Excellence, Porto Novo. The pre-event stakeholders’ meeting is for the purpose of sub-national sensitization and agenda –setting for the main event.
The summit according to Richard Mark-Mbram, CEO AgroNigeria, is expected to position Nigeria at the forefront of this laudable policy initiative in Africa, and make Nigeria’s agriculture the key to a successful continent food security and nutrition enhancement bid.
“The current drive towards diversification can only succeed if agriculture can be given the deserved attention by both public and private sectors”, Ehindero submitted.