By – Kyra van den Berg, Informa Middle East, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
“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.
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