Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Agra Innovate 2016 Takes Off!

Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture.

By – Kyra van den Berg,    Informa Middle East,     kyra.vandenberg@informa.com

Third edition of Agra Innovate West Africa
Third edition of Agra Innovate West Africa at Landmark Event Center, Lagos

The Landmark Event Centre, Lagos – Nigeria on 23-25 November 2016 was the stage for the third edition of Agra Innovate West Africa. The first day of the event has been an eventful one, with sessions featuring NABG, IITA, Poultry Association of Nigeria and GEMS, among many others.

The conference and exhibition is being supported by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) and Chief Audu Ogbeh OFR. the Honourable Minister of FMARD. His representative will be making his appearance on Day Two of the event, where he will be doing a tour of the exhibition as well as a Q&A session available for all.

First day of Agra Innovate - with over 1,200 attendees
First day of Agra Innovate – with over 1,200 attendees
Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG)
Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG)
His Royal Majesty Philip Ajomiwe, Chairman/MD De-Philajoms Agro & Allied Industries Ltd
His Royal Majesty Philip Ajomiwe, Chairman/MD De-Philajoms Agro & Allied Industries Ltd

Other confirmed speakers are Hon Toyin Suarau (Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture), Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley (Africa Rice Centre (Africa Rice), Fatima Ali Mohammed (Association of Ghana Industries), Dr. ’Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi (Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Women Nigeria), Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau (Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture).

Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture.
Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture.

“Agra Innovate is a very important outlet, is a platform to learn about how to be doing what we actually need.” expressed Hon. (Mrs.)  Lynda Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture.

“The first day of Agra Innovate was already a huge success, with over 1,200 attendees. The rooms and the halls have been full and we have already been seeing extensive knowledge sharing, networking, technology transfer and deal-making. We have high hopes for the second day, and of course the free Farmers Training Day on 25 November.” says Folusho Olaniyan OON, Programme Director Agra Innovate West Africa.

L-R. Alh. Ahmed Omah, 1st VP African Packaging Organisation, Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Franklin Audu GIZ Coordinator Plateau
L-R. Alh. Ahmed Omah, 1st VP African Packaging Organisation, Hon. (Mrs.) Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Franklin Audu, GIZ Coordinator Plateau
Mme Liman Aminatou, Directrice Entreprise De Transformation Cerealieres
Mme Liman Aminatou, Directrice Entreprise De Transformation Cerealieres

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