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#DoAgric: AgrikExpo 2014

AGRIKEXPO 2014 is the Agricultural products/Agro allied industry expo in West Africa designed to create a B-2-B meeting platform between agri-business stakeholders/practitioners in West Africa and their overseas counterparts. In response to the fore warned food crisis in Sub Saharan Africa, governments in West Africa have focused very aggressively on the development of agricultural productivity for food security benefits. It is believed that a strategy of modernizing agricultural practices will lead to transformational benefits but access to sources of modern technology, inputs, investible capital and knowledge of modern breakthrough is required.

agrikexpo-2014Hence Governments at every level is genuinely desirous of putting in place action processes that could lead a true transformation. The total budget for new agricultural investments and technology acquisition across the entire market region is put in excess of US $4billion and would grow steadily over the next 3years. Consequently, there is a huge opportunity for companies engaged in Agricultural /Food and Agro-allied businesses to expand into the region using AGRIKEXPO as a networking platform. Many top business people, Government officials, large Scale farmer groups and international visitors from all over West Africa would be visiting.

The AgrikExpo 2014 event is themed “Agriculture is Pure Business“. During the event, there would be multiple CONFERENCES for various farmers & Agro allied unions.

AGRIKEXPO is a well organized and professionally oriented event and would draw attendance from all over West Africa. The first and second editions were excellent success stories and it is growing in popularity internationally. Hitherto there were no Agric Industry specific shows of its kind, now companies and major agricultural stakeholders can rest assured of a world class forum to promote and advance into the emerging West African Market.

EVENT DATE: June 2-4, 2014.
VENUE: Eko International Expo Center, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.

The AgrikExpo 2014 is endorsed by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Cocoa Processors Association of Nigeria (COPAN), African Farming Magazine, Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN), Poultry Farmers Association (PFA), BPA world wide, Federal Ministry of External affairs, Ghana Farmers Association, Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), International Association of Events and Exhibition (IAEE), International Federation of Events Services (IFES), Federal Ministry of Trade & Investments, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Nigeria Investment Promotion council, Standards Organization of Nigeria (S.O.N) and National Agency for Food /Bverage Admnistration/Control (NAFDAC).

The event is open to top government official/Procurement officer, Large scale import buyer/distributor/agent, Farm owner, Researchers/academics/scientist, Project Manager, Agri business enthusiast, Agri business Consultant, Student, Member farmers cooperative, C level executive-agri based-NGO, Director agricultural Commodity board, Agricultural university personnel, Executives of food retail chains, Officer in Agricultural Development agency/institution, Supermarkets/retail chain owner, Executive of food processing and packaging companies, Agro-Technology consultant, Academic, Investors & Entrepreneur, General consumer and the general public.

For more information on this event, please check the official site for AgrikExpo and also the event brochure.