Nigeria to participate in the Paris International Agricultural Show

By: Mnena Iyorkegh, Abua

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Nigeria to participate in the esteemed 60th Edition of the Paris International Agricultural Show, a dynamic forum aimed at exchanging insights and unveiling cutting-edge advancements in agriculture.

This landmark event which is set to kick off from February 24th to March 3rd, 2024, serves as a beacon for the Agro-allied industry, France’s foremost industrial sector.

 The Paris International Agricultural Show has stood as an annual beacon, uniting farmers, producers, manufacturers, and policymakers worldwide for six decades now,. 

This was disclosed in a statement by the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

According to the statement, Marking a significant debut, Nigeria will grace the Paris International Agricultural Show with the inaugural Pride of Nigeria Pavilion. 

“This Pavilion will serve as a vibrant showcase, spotlighting an extensive array of Nigerian agricultural products, including Cocoa, Palm oil, Cassava, Yam, Sorghum, Cashew nuts, Maize, Millet, and Honey.  This endeavour seeks to propel Nigerian agricultural excellence onto the global stage, amplifying the nation’s abundant agricultural heritage and untapped potential”.

The Paris International Agricultural Show provides a unique platform for Nigeria to foster meaningful engagements with international stakeholders, delve into promising trade prospects, and spotlight ground breaking innovations within the agricultural domain.

It also serves as a testament to the growing partnership between France and Nigeria in the agricultural industry.

The Nigerian delegation will be led by Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Food Safety, Senator Abubakar Kyari, joining the minister are Nigerian agribusiness titans such as Flour Mills Nigeria, BUA Group, and Dangote Industries, alongside prominent banking institutions including Access Bank and Zenith Bank, underscoring the robust presence of Nigeria’s agribusiness sector at this esteemed event.

The statement also added that “the Embassy of France in Nigeria extends an open invitation to all stakeholders, industry enthusiasts, and the wider public to immerse themselves in the captivating experience of the Pride of Nigeria Pavilion at the Paris International Agricultural Show. Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of Nigeria’s agricultural prowess as we chart a course towards a sustainable, prosperous future for the global agricultural landscape.

About 1,000 exhibitors and 600,000 visitors, are expected to grace the event .