Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa and is also the most populous with over 200 million inhabitants. Agriculture is a significant contributor to GDP, and it employs about 70% of the population. Lagos is the commercial heart of the country as well as the economic hub of West Africa. Lagos is also known to be the leading tech hub in Africa where there are various innovative start-up companies -including in Agriculture.
Currently, Lagos produces just 20-24% of the food it consumes. The Lagos State Government has set itself the target to increase this to 40-50% by 2025. Increasing urban farming is not just a government goal, but also a necessity considering the anticipated population growth to 30 million by 2030. Lagos state is also known to have fast adoption of technology and innovative techniques in agriculture and welcomes the best possible partners to grow food production further.
The Netherlands is Nigeria’s 4th largest importing partner and 3rd largest exporting partner. Dutch companies have experienced success in entering the Nigerian agri-market, particularly in Lagos where there is a continuous demand for new technologies in crop cultivation. Dutch companies are perceived as great business partners as they are known for providing quality goods and services. The Netherlands’ agricultural sector has a high reputation as they are known to be the second-largest exporter of agriculture in the world.
The consulate general of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Lagos State Government cordially invite you to participate in the upcoming horticulture knowledge sharing and networking event.
This event seeks to introduce Dutch capacities in protective horticulture to agric-based stakeholders in both the public and private sector. There would be the opportunity for Dutch companies to meet/ partner with:
- Agric experts and technical advisers working in the public and private sector
- Leading Nigerian agricultural service supply companies
- Horticulture equipment suppliers
- Some of the largest farms
- Agric investment companies
- Other stakeholders such as retail chain stores
Companies who plan to travel to Lagos for the event, will receive a complementary B2B meeting program where they will meet at least 5 companies relevant to their operations.
To be a part of the event, kindly fill the form via the link www.urbanfarming.ng
The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has commissioned Naijalink to organise the protective horticulture event.
For more information, please reach out to Ms. Bunmi Odeleye on +234 810 632 8606 or email [email protected].