From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) on Tuesday announced its plan to hold 2019 Abuja Cassava Investment Forum.
The event, scheduled to hold from 18 – 19 July is being organised TAAT Cassava Compact in collaboration with the AfDB, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
In a statement, the forum is meant to review the role of government institutions in facilitating the growth and financial sustainability of cassava investments in Nigeria.
Also, to analyze key elements of a successful cassava investment: “what it takes to make investments easy and successful for the intending entrepreneurs and the youth.
“Strengthen Business-To-Business (B-to-B) linkages among the cassava value chain actors in Nigeria.”
“Identify other facilitating roles for TAAT Cassava Compact in support of cassava investments in Nigeria (technical and business support).”
Participants expected at the event set to hold at Rockview Hotel, Abuja includes major buyers of cassava (fresh, chips, flour, starch), major processors of cassava (fresh, chips, flour, starch), Cassava Users, Off-Takers and Suppliers and Ministry of Agriculture (FGN-FMARD-CTAP fund beneficiaries (Farmers, Processors, Bakers, Etc.).
Others are financial institutions such as Central Bank of Nigeria, Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture and other organizations involved in promoting/implementing different cassava projects in the country.