The 5th Northern Nigeria International Agricultural Summit(Nonias-agric-summit) tagged Kano 2011 will hold from Thursday 6 to Thursday 8 December2011.at Muritala Mohammed Library complex, Kano State, the organisers have announced. The conference will include workshops, seminar, exhibition, business meeting and training for farmers, non-farmers, investors, retirees, women and youth.
The theme of the conference is Promoting Agriculture financing, processing and marketing for empowerment and poverty alleviation in Northern Nigeria.
“In pursuance of our major strategy, Africa Farming Project in collaboration with Northern Nigeria, smallholder farmers associations, farmers associations and stakeholders wish to bring to your attention our initiatives which aim at advancing Agriculture entrepreneurship development in Nigeria through various farming practices/training for small holder farmers, communities, co-operatives, women, youths and retirees on modern farming techniques, farm inputs, technology, methods, systems and market information,” the organisers said. “Realistically, the programmes are continuous and combine awareness and impact, from the grass-root local groupings, Co-orperatives, Associations and Communities.
This programme is for 3 days including Farmers, Investors, Professionals, Youths, Women, Institution, Agencies, Companies and Interested Public and Local governments from the states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Plateau,
Bauchi, Taraba, Benue, Niger, Fct and Nasarawa States etc. Over 5,000 participants are expected from within and outside the Country.
“This conference will provide a common ground for Stakeholders, Producers, Marketers, Importers, Investors, Farmers, Youths, Exporters and others to interact, share ideas and help each other. Arrangement has been made to bring in experts from within and outside the country. Various bodies, Embassies, Ministries, Agencies, Associations, Research Institutes and Stakeholders,” added Habila Ahmed of the Africa Farming Project.
The fundamental objective of the programme is to support the federal government seven point agenda and the United Nation programme on food security, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment in essence take advantage of the abundant manpower and natural resource in Nigeria to advance the entire world food and economic security.
The Nigerian government is focused on agricultural projects across the country – we will certainly be keeping an eye on this event.