Experts, innovators, trainers and other critical stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector across the West Africa sub-region will converge on Lagos from Tuesday, February 18 to Thursday, February 20 for the maiden edition of the West Africa Agric Show (WASS).
The WASS, according to its convener, Idowu Asenuga, is aimed at accelerating food revolution in the African continent and offers a platform through which critical stakeholders in the industry, within the region and globally, will meet to share ideas and interface on innovation to reshape the agric sector.
Asenuga, who is also the managing director of AGRI SUPPLIES Limited, explained that the WASS idea came on the heels of his passion to provide solution to food scarcity and to enhance food productivity and quality in Nigeria and in the West Africa sub-region.
He added that the three day event will draw experts from across the globe who are “knowledgeable in the deployment of technology required for enhanced food production and processing, and they will be on ground to provide information and know-how to participants”.
He specifically identified Abdullahi Adamu, chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, who will be a special guest at the event, and participating to get feedback on what industry stakeholders expect from government and policymakers.
The participants expected include small, medium and large-scale farmers, research organisations, government parastatals and financial institutions. Others include students, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, industry leaders and decision makers.
According to the convener, the registration for the event is free for the 10,000 participants expected to gather at the Landmark Centre, Lagos venue of the event from Tuesday.