First Bank of Nigeria Limited held its 3rd Agric Expo on Friday, 30 August 2019 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. The event has become a major fixture in the calendar for agriculture policy dialogue in Nigeria. The third edition of the First Bank Agric Expo was themed “Agriculture Value Chain: Spotlighting Opportunities and Managing Risks”. As part of the Expo, specialists conducted Masterclasses on Agriculture Export, Agriculture Innovations and Agriculture Input and Mechanization that are intended to boost the capacity to innovate, process and package Nigerian agricultural produce for export. First Bank has lent over N100 billion to commercial farmers under the FGN/CBN Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, supporting 108 projects (23%) out of a total of 509 projects supported by all banks under the scheme.
Here are a few exhibitors from the First Bank Agric Expo:
1. Alltech Coppens
Dutch Manufacturers of premium catfish feeds which are specially formulated for newly hatched fish. Alltech Coppens distributes its products all over Nigeria with major offices in Port Harcourt, Aba, Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos. Alltech Coppens products are essential inputs into Nigeria’s growing fish production industry. The The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo has enabled Alltech Coppens further educate entrepreneurs on successful fish breeding.
2. Spectra Industries Limited
Spectra transforms cocoa into pure cocoa powder. Their products are targeted at health-conscious people and are also recommended for managing diabetes, asthma, blood pressure and insomnia. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo was a good platform for Spectra Industries Limited to expose its products to more Nigerians.
Contact: 1 Suco Road, Agege, Oko Oba, Lagos. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
3. AFEX Commodities Exchange
Afex Commodities Exchange offers services to farmers and large buyers of agriculture products. It provides warehouse storage and quality and quantity management services to farmers. Afex also helps farmers access financing and connects them to big buyers. Afex thinks the First Bank 2019 Agric Expo is helping to strengthen linkages in the agriculture value chain in Nigeria.
Contact: 3rd Floor, Yobe Investment House, Plot 1332, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Beside Federal Ministry of Finance, Central Business District, Abuja. firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Wonderfully Special Limited
Wonderfully Special Limited supports snail farming, supplying feed and equipment for breeding snails. The company manufactures D-Agro, an organic fertilizer for growing vegetables and also supports the production of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics from snail slime. According to Mr. U Ukonu, Managing Director of Wonderfully Special Limited, a litre of the slime of a mature snail is worth 40 Euros. He says the First Bank 2019 Agric Expo is helping demonstrate the forex-earning potential of agro-processing industries like snail farming.
Contact: 94, Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos. Ukonu_ukonu@hotmail.com, email@example.com
5. Dangote Fertilizer
Dangote Fertilizer is one of the largest granulated urea fertilizer complexes in the world, set to debut in the market by the end of 2019. The company will make a big difference to Nigerian agriculture by supporting farmers with technical services such as soil test which determines how fertilizers could be effectively used. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo has afforded Dangote Fertilizer to further interact with famers and get useful feedback on its products and services.
Contact: 1 Alfred Rewane Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos. Blessing.firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Zainab Farms Group of Companies
Zainab is a multifaceted farming business and agro-processing company. The company processes Acha (flour-like food consumed in the northern part of Nigeria), cashew nuts, natural oat, grains, smoked fish and Ofada rice. It is also into fish breeding and cattle rearing. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo was a wonderful opportunity to showcase Zainab Group’s wide array of food brands.
Contact: Klm. 17, Lagos/Abeokuta Express Way, Awowo. Olohi2009@yahoo.com
7. Flour Mills Nigeria
Flour Mills is one of Nigeria’s biggest buyers of agricultural produce and food processors. The company’s many brands include cassava flakes, garri, semovita, bread spread, groundnut oil, flour, noodles etc. products. Flour Mills thinks the First Bank 2019 Agric Expo is supporting the Federal Government’s agenda to diversify Nigerian economy and exports.
Contact: 1 Golden Penny Place, Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Nazo Agro-allied Ventures
Nazo Agro-allied Ventures distributes Massey Ferguson tractors and farm implements in Nigeria. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo has enabled the company to contribute to the dialogue on creating access to modern farming equipment for the bulk of Nigerian farmers.
Contact: 13 Winfunke Olowe Crescent, Off Lagos-Abeokuta Express Road, Ojokoro, Lagos.email@example.com
9. Honeywell Flourmill Plc
Honeywell produce different kinds of flour and products such semolina, wheat meal, noodles and pasta etc. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo is a strong platform to discuss and spread innovations in the use of locally sourced produce for mass food brands.
Contact: Location: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, NPA Premises, 2nd Gate Bye-Pass, Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.
10. Profundis Farms Nigeria Limited
Profundis Farms is into commercial production of fruits and vegetables (watermelon, tomato, okra etc.). It also produces and packages eggs. The First Bank 2019 Agric Expo was a platform for Profundis Farms to interact with critical private and public stakeholders in the sector.
Contact: 1 Bajulaye Road, Morocco Round about, Shomolu, Lagos State. & Km.4 Owode-Ofada Road, Adebipon Village, Ogun State firstname.lastname@example.org