Nigeria: Maiden Edition of Waas Set to Hold

12 February 2020

Organisers of the first West Africa Agribusiness Show (WAAS) 2020, have stressed the need for a single platform that will connect every agri-business stakeholder in the sub-region.

This, according to them, necessitated the need for an indigenous agricultural fair that would offer a viable platform through innovations in technology, equipment, procedures and processes in the agribusiness sector.

The countries expected to participate in the sub-region include; Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Togo, Mali and with Nigeria serving as a host nation.

The Convener and Managing Director, Agri Supplies Limited, Idowu Asenuga, in Lagos, recently, said the show would further enhance the value chain throughout West Africa and Africa at large, noting that it would promote rich agricultural heritage of the sub-region

According to him, "It my belief that the new experiences which participants will gain in the course of this show will equally lead to a major boost in the further creation and improved management of existing small, medium, and large farming concerns in the different areas of agriculture like arable farming, poultry, snailery, piggery, aquaculture and others.

"Participants will equally have the opportunity to create and enhance their brand visibility as well as establish business alliances with potential partners. This show would bring together stakeholders across West Africa in order not only to attract new prospect in agribusiness, but to make West Africa an investment hub for the agricultural and allied sectors," he said.

He stressed that WAAS would attract Manufacturers, Suppliers, End users, innovators and other stakeholders in Agribusiness to facilitate the development of creative ideas to catapult the West African Agribusiness industry to achieve competitiveness among other regions of the world.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: This Day

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.