In a bid to boost agribusiness in Nigeria, Crenov8 Consulting has concluded plan for its agro-export gathering tagged Meet the Farmers Conference (MTFC).
Taking place on October 10th this year, the conference is designed to connect large-scale agro commodity producers in Nigeria to buyers from the Middle East.
Key Stakeholders from Africa and GCC will come together during the one-day event to network, collaborate, and form potential business partnerships across borders to ensure food security in the Middle East and promote agribusiness in Africa.
This was disclosed at a press conference heralding the conference targeted at galvanizing Nigerian farmers to tap into the Dubai Agro market estimated at $100bn.The theme of the conference holding in Lagos is “The Future of Agribusiness.’’ Bola Oyedele of Crenov8 Consulting said, “We are partnering with relevant stakeholders across both governments with Bank of Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Federal Ministry of Agriculture as well as the private sector with the likes of Farmcrowdy and AFEX to help us aggregate farmers to export Agric produce to the UAE.” Executive Director, Finance and Risk Management – Bank of Agriculture; Prince Niyi Akenzua said that MTFC is a good initiative that must be sustained until it achieves its stated aims in linking Nigerian Agribusiness owners with the UAE market.
President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce; Babatunde Ruwase further stressed that The Meet the Farmers’ Conference will further encourage more stakeholders to invest in Agriculture and help build trade ties with the UAE especially Dubai.