Delta State Government is to host the first Summit of the Nigeria Agropreneurs Forum (NAF) in Asaba on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Lamibele Event Centre, opposite Government House, Asaba.
A statement signed by the President of NAF, Ayodele Farinde, said that the Summit, with the theme ‘Harnessing Value Chain Development for Agriculture and Farmers’ Income Improvement’, is structured to help stakeholders in three key areas namely optimization of agricultural value chain, how to strength food security and create more job opportunities.
The statement stated further that state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Joe Utomi, will deliver the keynote address, while the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guanah Farms, Barr Raymos Guanah, will speak on ‘Rice Value Chain’, Mr Oluwagbenga Adewole is expected to speak on, ‘The undervalued economic opportunities in fruit farming in Nigeria’.
Other speakers are Mr Olajitan Ayanfeoluwa ‘Key to success in poultry processing’, Prince Enahoro ‘Agro economy development and strategies’, Mr Emeka Chukwurah ‘Understanding food safety and quality requirements in agricultural value chain’ and Odurinde Adebayo Chike ‘Google digital skills for leveraging agribusiness’.
The body have had group meetings and training workshops in Lagos and Ogun States before now and more than 200 agribusiness ventures and experts have been birthed across Nigeria.