A two-day seminar on emerging opportunities in agriculture comes up in Ibadan on November 21 and 22.
The event, a stakeholder forum which shall feature livestock and crop farmers, food processors, finance and insurance, agricultural inputs, veterinary practitioners, research and product presentation, among others, is being organised by YAI Agricultural Concepts.
According to Mr. Toye Fawole, the CEO of TF & Associates, event management consultants to the organizers, the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is expected as special guest of honour at the talk shop, which takes place at the NTA, Ibadan.
Fawole said the organisers have carefully selected a rich faculty of facilitators which include the secretary general of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (South West), Dr. Olusegun Makanjuola; the acting director general of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission (DAWN); and the secretary general of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI), Dr. Theophilus Ndubuaku.
The immediate past executive director of Lake Chad Research Institute, Dr. Oluwasina Gbenga Olabanji, and the general manager of Agricultural Credit Corporation of Oyo State, Mr. Bode Raji, are also expected to present papers at the seminar, which will feature trade exhibition and presentation of awards.
The theme of the seminar is “That Our Cup May be Full.”
YAI Agricultural Concepts is an integrated agricultural group which aims at rekindling interest in farming, especially among the youth, providing a meeting point for agricultural funders and fund seekers, and transforming job seekers to employers through agricultural entrepreneurship.