The maiden edition of ECOWAS Agro-Allied and Technology Exhibition is billed to hold in Kaduna, Nigeria later in October and already 60 firma have indicated their intention to exhibit their agricultural products at the fair .
According to the organizers, Global Exhibition and Business Services Limited, the event would showcase modern agricultural technology and latest farm implements used in cultivation to enhance harvest in line with global standard.
Alhaji Bawa Garba, Chairman of the company, said at a news conference on Friday in Kaduna, that the event with the theme “Agricultural Production and Processing for self-sufficiency, poverty eradication and economic development” would hold between Oct. 7 and 16 at the Kaduna International Trade and Investment Centre.
He said that the theme was deliberately chosen to key into the Nigerian Government’s policy of diversifying the nation’s economy through the agricultural sector.
Garba said that the 60 companies were drawn from within and outside the ECOWAS region.
He disclosed that apart from the ECOWAS member-nations, Kenya and South Africa had indicated readiness to take part in the exhibition, expected to attract Direct Foreign Investment.
“Also, South Korea, China, Ukraine, Iran and France had indicated their interest to be part of the event.”
Garba said that the forum would also host a round table discussion on “Nigeria Agricultural Policy: Problems and prospects”, to identify missing links in government policies and advise it appropriately to meet its economic diversification plans.