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LONDON AGRICULTURE SUMMIT 2016: Diversification of Nigeria's Economy.
Fri 4 November 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
We cordially invite you to participate as a stakeholder at the scheduled London Agriculture Summit 2016.
The discovery of crude oil in 1956 contributed to Nigeria’s prosperity, however, the dwindling of oil prices and failure to diversify our economy over the years, has had an adverse impact on the development of our country.
A renewed effort spurred by several discussions around the country on how to rectify the dependency on oil and how to stimulate and boost the country’s finances showed that amongst many of Nigeria’s natural resources, agriculture is the most lucrative.
Investing in agriculture seems more like a strategic move; after all, whether the overall economy is in recession or booming, people still have to eat. This is perhaps why many investors regard agriculture as an investment that is recession-proof,
With the world’s population increasing in geometric proportion, farming would play an increasingly important role in sustaining global societies.
Agriculture is the bedrock of any society which is why we first have to be self sufficient in this sector before going into exportation. We actually have the potential to not only feed ourselves but also be a net exporter of food and cash crops as obtained during the good old-days of groundnut pyramids, cocoa, palm Oil, cotton and many other crops.
Agriculture is one of the methods widely promoted as a solution to the down turn in the finances of our beloved country. It is expected to attract direct investment from the private and public sectors. It is also expected to create many opportunities for those living in Nigeria and Nigerians living abroad.
As Nigerians in the UK who are interested in the growth of our nation, we have been working on several policies that would contribute to the ongoing debate on the diversification of our economy.
We wish to encourage fellow Nigerians in the Diaspora to come on board hence our request to hold a summit on this topic in London, UK. Speakers include Nigeria Agriculture Officials & Executives, UK MPs, Agriculture experts, Investment consultants and Agriculture technology academicians.
Event will be covered LIVE by BEN TV and streamed ONLINE.
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University of East London
No. 1, Salway Road
Stratford (2 mins walk from Stratford Station)