NABG plans presidential retreat to boost agribusiness 

 

The Nigeria AgriBusiness Group (NABG) has mapped out strategies to improve agribusiness in Nigeria through a presidential retreat that will likely be held in Abuja in July 2023.

This was the focus during a pre-retreat  technical session for the roundtable in Abuja, recently, which was organised  by NABG and  various agricultural experts to undertake a complete overview of the agriculture sector in order to advise the  President Bola Tinubu’s administration on how best to develop agriculture in the country.

The presidential round table, according to the NABG, “is a high-level platform designed to facilitate evocative discussions among key stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, experts and representatives of civil society and organisations.”

The director general of the group, Dr Manzo Maigari, said, “This year’s presidential round table meeting is unique in the sense that it is essentially to review the performance of the agric sector in all facets and come up with a report that shall be presented to the newly inaugurated administration on how to tackle the challenges militating against the development of agriculture.

“Agric experts are aware that so many challenges have constituted an albatross for the development of Agriculture. From challenges associated with climate change to unsustainable farm practices and inability to access improved seedlings and fertiliser for small farm holders, the planned presidential round table meeting is to provide solutions to the new administration in order to tackle crippling problems haranguing agriculture in the country”.

Also speaking during the technical session, country manager of Harvest Plus, Yusuf Dollah, said the presence of critical partners at the meeting is preparing ground for the convening a presidential round table to be held in Abuja in order to review the agric sector in the last eight years.