AgroNigeria, Kwara to drive new federal agric policy

AgroNigeria says it will co-host a high-level platform, “Farm2Fork Dialogue”, to leverage on the positive momentum generated by recent economic actions of the Federal Government.
The Managing Director of AgroNigeria, Mr Richard Mark-Mbaram, made the disclosure in Lagos.
Mark-Mbaram said the dialogue, which would be convened by the Kwara State Government and titled: “Eliminating the Impediments to a Prosperous Commodity Agribusiness”, was to unveil a proactive partnership for Nigeria’s prosperity.
The co-convener said that the two-day  dialogue would hold from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, at the main auditorium of the Kwara Government House in Ilorin.
According to him, the event, is in conjunction with the Agricultural Trade Group of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA), Organized Private Sector Exporters Association (OPEXA), and the Federation of Agriculture Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN).
The dialogue will among other things leverage on the positive momentum generated by recent economic actions of the government with a view to ensure that the Nigerian economy and its critical stakeholders benefit.
“I am of the view that the platform is imperative to facilitate the needed solutions to challenges bedeviling agribusiness in the country,” Mark-Mbaram said.
The dialogue will hinge on the key narrative that the Nigerian private sector in agriculture is keen on fostering a Proactive Partnership for Prosperity (PPP) with the public sector.
“Right from local production to processing, logistics, consumption and exports, there exists cross-cutting challenges which can only be comprehensively addressed by having all stakeholders around the table,” he said.
He also said that the dialogue was not to interrogate the issues around the current agro commodity deficits in the country.
The Farm2Fork Dialogue, in essence, is designed not only to interrogate the causative issues resulting in the current reality of agro-commodity deficits in the country, but to evolve a trajectory for short to medium and long-term solutions — this premised on an inclusive template,” he said.
AgroNigeria is an integrated agro-centric media and communications company and the organiser of the annual Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) and The Nigeria Agriculture Awards (NAA).