|Kogi Agric Summit 2017|
Summit is from 20th – 21st November 2017 titled “Agriculture: Investment Opportunities”. The summit is an opportunity to bring together all stakeholders namely Investors, Farmers, Sponsors, Academics and General Public to deliberate and create opportunities within the State.
Venue: Reverton Hotel, Lokoja, Kogi State
Time: 9:00 am to 4 pm daily
The deliverables of the summit is to create jobs within the state especially for youths and women. Income generation & trade balance. Bring in local and foreign investment opportunities, open up cluster farming centres across the state and ultimately to create wealth for the teaming population of the state.
●Today, Kogi is already the number one cassava producer in Nigeria and by extension number one in the world (Nigeria: 54 million metric tonnes (MT) per annum. While Kogi produce slightly over 4 million metric tonnes. This summit will help us consolidate on cassava production, rice, cashew and also to be number one for other crops such as soyabean and maize.
● Kogi State occupies a strategic position to lead agricultural development in Nigeria given its natural endowment of resources and confluence of the 2 major rivers with fertile alluvial soil deposits
●Expedited action on Agricultural development
●Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Investors during and after the summit (MoU desk office will be established for this purpose)
●Grant investor’s conditional certificate of ownership (C of O) to develop Fair Agricultural Project (FAP) Villages. This will be tied to performance milestones.
●Design and supply of Agricultural value chain
●Improved collaboration between agricultural and other relevant organizations with Kogi State government using ADP as the focal point