The United Kingdom government continues to show its dedication to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural version of the Uk-West Africa Agritech Summit.
The Summit was organized by the British isles Department for Intercontinental Trade in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, 21st of May well.
With a mission to really encourage Britain and West Africa’s promptly increasing trade and financial commitment outlook by nurturing a solid community of potential companions in finance, know-how, innovation and know-how, the summit and others to comply with, is supposed to be a system for considerate discussion and deliberation around some of the most essential troubles impacting the sector on a countrywide, regional and intercontinental amount.
The summit’s agenda coated a vary of varied subjects such as advertising socio-economic development as a result of agricultural transformation, livestock transformation and financing agribusiness in West Africa.
Talking at the function the British Deputy Superior Commissioner (Nigeria), Laure Beaufils explained: “Agriculture is Africa’s engine of development and occupation production.
The sector accounts for an average of 20% of GDP of nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The United kingdom is participating in our part by way of expense in rural farmers, Agritech, expanding wealth generation and strengthening benefit propositions of local business people.
We recognise that the sector requires funding and our Uk Export Finance agency (UKEF) is dedicated to supporting these initiatives with important money aid in the sector by means of its credit score grantee scheme.”
The occasion was attended by buyers, business leaders, SME entrepreneurs and senior executives from across West Africa which includes Namory Camara, MD Non-public Investment decision Marketing Agency, Guinea Kwame Sisto Asaase, West African Rep., Agric Council Africa Emmanuel Ijewere, VP Nigeria Agribusiness Team (NABG) and Chairman Bestfood farms.
The summit was also attended by reps from the workplace of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, business office of the Minister on Agriculture, Amolexis, CDC British isles, AB5 Consulting, as nicely as other.