Ecobank Nigerian Plc, said it has concluded plans to host the 2nd edition of Agribusiness and Food Security Summit organised in association with Vanguard Economic Forum Series.
According to the bank, the primary content objective of the summit is to discuss the role of technology and digitisation across the agricultural value chain.
The virtual summit with the theme: Digitising the agricultural value chain for unlocking productivity, economic growth and food security, is scheduled for June 3rd, 2021 and will be broadcast and streamed live via zoom and across vanguard newspapers and Ecobank social media channel platforms.
Strategic Partners to Ecobank on the summit are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises.
Others include the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending and Nigeria Agribusiness Group. The speakers and panelists are carefully drawn from government, development finance institutions, banking, trade associations, civil society, non governmental organisations and subject matter experts in technology and agriculture.
Confirmed speakers include Kenton Dashiell, Deputy Director General, Partnership for Delivery, IITA; Aliyu Abdulhameed, MD/CEO, NIRSAL; Dr. Emmanuel Ijewere, Vice President, NABG; Ndidi Nwuneli, Co-founder/Managing Partner, among others.
Announcing the conference in Lagos, Head of Agribusiness at Ecobank Nigeria, Mrs Mojisola Oguntoyinbo said the Summit is part of the bank’s determination to further showcase the potentials in the agricultural sector of the nation’s economy in partnership with Vanguard newspapers, the Economic Forum Series and Nigeria Agribusiness Group.
According to her, the summit is also part of the bank’s continuous contribution to the growth and development of the agriculture sector, stating that a pool of notable thought leaders and industry experts have been assembled to address how technology can aid the entire agriculture value chain to bring about economic development and food sufficiency in the country.