First African Coconut Company (FACC) has publicly confirmed their readiness to host a forum on coconut based business ventures in the country.
One of the promoters of the firm, Anthonio John-Bede, affirmed that it has reached the level where intensification for upscaling the value chain economic crop through cultivation and value addition must be rooted for.
With the world rapidly becoming a global village, the forum also targets gathering global views of coconut investment, how it impacts the economy?, what renumeration is required to set up the business? and revenues expected to be realised. The participants would also be gifted with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the trade from stakeholders with a wealth of experience and specific export opportunities in coconut and its derivatives.
Furthermore, John-Bede urgee private and institutional investors, pension fund administrations, corporate farmers, retirees, universities to endeavour putting in efforts towards capitalising on available opportunities awaiting to be tapped into, which could inturn create venues for employment and also boost economic growth.
The venue of the training to take place at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria, Island, Lagos, has been slated on the 25th of April.
The forum also gives room for local, state, federal government representatives and also Nigerians in diaspora to attend.