Feed Nigeria Summit holds April 6-7 (Read full details)

Akinwumi Adesina

The Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) with the theme: “Feed Nigeria To Feed Africa,” has been scheduled to hold on 6th – 7th of April, 2017 at the Grande Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.

The summit would be the mouthpiece for homegrown answers to the questions of economic diversification of Nigeria through increased agricultural productivity.

It would also seek to exploit the vast potentials in the agricultural sector towards economic recovery, coupled with increased campaign for Nigerians to patronise locally made products, the agriculture sector no doubt is set to become Nigeria’s economic saviour.

Organisers of the summit said very little progress will be achieved without stemming the nation’s over-dependence on foreign importation of farm produce. Hence, revitalising agricultural productivity is of the essence.

The summit draws inspiration from the Feed Africa agenda – one of the five principal policy thrusts of the African Development Bank (AfDB), as championed by its current President and former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.

AgroNigeria, in conjunction with its collaborators, strongly believes that Nigeria should be at the forefront of this laudable policy initiative, especially at this period of immense economic pressure stemming from dangerous global fluctuations in the price of oil.

The current government’s drive towards economic diversification can only succeed if Agriculture is handed a vital position in the scheme of things. Indeed, the sector is already providing results through import substitution and conservation of scarce Forex as evidenced by the recently launched “Made-in-Nigeria” initiative.

The summit seeks to address key national agricultural productivity issues like finance, market access, research, infrastructure, mechanisation, ICT, youth and gender as well as appropriate policies and legislation in the sector.

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