AGROBUSINESS TIMES (www.agrobusinessngr.com) 1-day conference and expo on research and innovations in agriculture received a major boost following a partnership deal with BUSINESSPAGENGR.COM, for execution.
The event, tagged: International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA 2019), with the theme: Harnessing Sustainable Agricultural Innovations for Economic Development, is scheduled to take place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victory Island, Lagos, on October 24, 2019.
According to the Editor of AGROBUSINESS TIMES, Jim Rex-Lawson Moses, the event, whose major objective is to attract government attention towards the funding of research institutes in Nigeria and the commercialization of sustainable research outcomes and innovations to advance the nation’s economy, also seeks to showcase and identify innovations in optimizing agriculture for sustainable development while attracting investors, enlighten and educate farmers, youths, students, etc; and
to facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas with renowned leaders in the industry.
Jim Lawson stated further that the event was necessitated by the need to position this subsector of the agriculture industry to change the present narrative of hunger, famine, starvation and poverty hugely suffered in sub-Saharan Africa despite the huge opportunities for export, job creation and wealth creation.
He lamented the neglect of the sector by successive governments despite the potentials in the sector capable of turning Nigeria’s economic fortunes around and even Africa into a global food power house.
“We believe that for us to change the current narrative, all hands must be on deck to make agriculture a major foreign exchange earner considering the huge opportunities” he said.
AGROBUSINESS TIMES, is Nigeria’s premier magazine on agriculture and it’s related businesses with vision : towards wealth creation and food for all.