Market and investment opportunities for the Nigerian agriculture and food markets is increasingly dynamic due to the population growth, urbanisation, income growth and higher output services. On an annual basis more than US$10bn is committed across Africa in agricultural development, food, beverage products and services. But despite the output growth over the past 30 years, supply response has not kept up with the demand growth.

African Farming is hosting the African Farming’s 2nd Edition Agroinvestment Summit in Abuja, Nigeria from 20th - 21st November 2018. The content is specifically designed to embrace a wide range of stakeholders like government officials, importers, distributors, agribusiness owners, C-level executives from food companies, trade union members and manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural equipment, machinery and services.

The summit will create a cohesive platform for trade and investment opportunities, attracting major investors and buyers from around the globe.

Objectives of the summit

  • Deployment of agro-machinery in Nigeria and technology via OEM partnerships
  • Local assembly investment, challenges and opportunities in Nigeria
  • Funding for agro-development and value addition
  • Harnessing, processing and packaging via PPP partnerships for sufficiency and exports
  • Improvement of rural infrastructure that will support agroinvestment in Nigeria - solutions and challenges
  • Cross-border trading
  • Increase productivity and output

Key focal point 1

Achievement of integrated finance for African agricultural development via cross border partnerships amongst financial institutions

This topic will cover:

  • Investment banking
  • Venture capitalism
  • Micro financing
  • Crop, lifestock and general insurance in agribusiness
  • Other financial opportunities

Key focal point 2

Harnessing processing and packaging opportunity via public– private partnerships for agro-development

This topic will cover:

  • Finance for the establishment agro industrial parks/farm estates
  • Stable crop processing zones
  • Practical solutions and benchmark products to address the challenges in cold storage and post harvest management systems
  • Opportunities for partnership between private sector and government
  • Engagement of youth in productive agribusiness
  • Standardization boards and agencies

Key focal point 3

How Tariffs will affect future trading and agro food relationships in Nigeria with special focus on the attraction of foreign direct investments/partnerships

This topic will cover:

  • Alliances between government and global solution providers
  • PPP opportunities
  • Export investment development
  • Will there be a post brexit effect?