NAFAN plans own agric summit in November
The National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria (NAFAN) is set to hold an agricultural summit in November this year in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
Speaking to our reporters on Tuesday in an interview at the just concluded 1st Daily Trust Agric Conference and Exhibition in Abuja, the Chairman of NAFAN, Abdullahi Adamu, said the summit was to bring together all major stakeholders in the agriculture sector so as consider all the position papers from previous conferences and find a way to move forward.
He said that some recommendations from various conferences in the past were left on the shelf, but since the current government is focusing on agriculture, such papers must be carefully studied to ensure that policy makers make the right decisions for the benefit of all stakeholders.
“We want to bring together major stakeholders; major actors, major producers, major processors, major exporters to chart a way forward. This government wants to consciously develop agriculture and diversify the economy. That means over and above the one line revenue source that we used to have, agriculture is coming on board,” he noted.
Senator Adamu lamented that this country has been blessed by nature as we have a lot of resources, but unfortunately, we have not harnessed them.
“We have talked and talked in the past but no action. We need action now. We will go beyond words,’ he stressed.