Obaseki to attend 2019 BusinessDay agribusiness conference

Obaseki to attend 2019 BusinessDay agribusiness conference

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Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has confirmed his attendance at the 2019 edition of the BusinessDay Agribusiness and Food Security Summit where he will be the Special Guest of Honour.
Themed  “Fixing the Broken Linkages between Farm and Market,” the annual summit organised by BusinessDay Media Limited is set to hold July 18 at the Landmark Centre, Plot 2 & 3, Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos.
At the summit, experts and stakeholders would convene to take the lead in setting an agenda for agricultural prosperity in Nigeria.
The annual summits have so far been unarguably among the biggest and most diverse agriculture sector-focused events in Nigeria, bringing together, virtually every notable stakeholder in the agriculture value chain.
It has consistently drawn progressive farmers, resellers, distributors, importers, government officials, academics, seed companies, agricultural machinery vendors, fertiliser producers, agrichemical makers, packaging companies, and many more.
Last year’s summit, which held under the theme ‘Evolving Actionable Models to make Agribusiness more viable’ had an impressive turnout matched by impactful discussions.
Speakers included Audu Ogbeh, former minister of agriculture and Rural Development, and Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State.
Building on the success of previous events, the 2019 edition of the BusinessDay Agribusiness and Food Security Summit will seek to consolidate on the deliberations of the previous summits.
This 2019 will adopt a resolutely solutions-based approach as speakers and panellists will proffer solutions to pressing issues, instead of rehashing problems that are already familiar and well documented.
At the event, Local and foreign experts and organizations with solid, cognate experience and outstanding success rates in the focus areas will be assembled by BusinessDay to identify practical solutions to some of the problems in the agribusiness value chain.
In 2019, advocacy for policy change and support for private sector action will be of utmost priority across all sessions. Discussions at the Summit will be focused on four engaging panels.
The tentative panel discussions are as follows: Risk Management Approaches and Solutions for the Agricultural, Finance and Trading, Optimizing value by eliminating post-harvest losses, State of Agriculture in the States, Improving the attractiveness of local backward integration for multinationals in Nigeria and a fireside chat on the Role of Quality Inputs.
The Special Guest of Honour Godwin Obaseki has demonstrated a firm commitment towards improving the state of agriculture in the state, and by extension Nigeria.
For instance, the Obaseki-led administration in Edo state government in June concluded plans to kick-start Edo Youth in Agriculture Programme (Edo-YAP), an agricultural training scheme for youths in the state.
The initiative is in a bid to take further agricultural development in the Edo State Government and the program would be run under the auspices of the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs).



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