At the recently concluded International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovation in Agriculture (ICERIA) 2019, the Chairman and Chief Executive of FAYODE – Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze was present as the keynote speaker. The event which was organized by Agrobusiness Times – an agriculture news agency was held at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Lagos.
With the presence of several media houses, the event presented an opportunity for the Chairman to advocate for increased government investment in agriculture. In his remarks, the Chairman noted that “no nation was ever able to transform into an industrial economy without first experiencing an agrarian transformation. It is thus imperative for our governments both at the Federal and State levels to give priority attention to the agricultural sector”. We also call upon the private sector to be the main drivers for the transformation of agriculture and for which government must put in place enabling and consistent policies in support of agribusiness.