The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, has assured farmers that the South West Agricultural Summit is set to address issues affecting farmers and outline action plans which will tackle the challenges farmers are combating in the South West region of the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Ibadan, Famakinwa said SWAS 2016 is the first summit which is set to address sub-national issues affecting agriculture. He added that the summit is aimed at making farmers understand the business of agriculture which is expected to create a pathway to the economic competitiveness of the South-West.

The DAWN DG reiterated that the development of the region through those involved in agriculture is non-negotiable.

Corroborating the DG, the CEO, AgroNigeria, Richard-Mark Mbaram, stated that Nigeria has tremendous energy economically which is predominantly resident in the agricultural sector. He added that SWAS 2016 is a template for the other regions, noting that the strength of the country is in the regions.

The summit is designed to deliver the dividends of agricultural benefits that can see many Nigerians survive the recession in a short time.