FARMING PERSONALITY INTERVIEW
By DR. JOSEPH DEJI-FOLUTILE
MR IDOWU ASENUGA, CEO, AGRIC SUPPLIES LTD AND THE HOST OF WEST AFRICA AGRICBUSINESS SHOW (WAAS), SPOKE WITH DR JOSEPH DEJI-FOLUTILE OF FARMING ADVICE DIGEST FAD AND WORLD FARMERS CENTRE
DR FOLUTILE :PLEASE TELL US BRIEFLY ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR JOURNEY SO FAR IN THE NIGERIAN AGRIC INDUSTRY:
ASENUGA :My name is Idowu Asenuga. I am the Managing Director of Agri Supplies Limited. My journey in the Nigeria Agric Industry spans over 2 decades. It has been an interesting and educative journey. I have been opportune to execute several agricultural projects within and outside the country at various levels. I currently manage Agri Supplies Limited, an agribusiness company, which majors in the deployment of expertise that focuses on solutions, execution, monitoring, control, training and project development. We have outstanding skills in agriculture consultancy and project execution, having extensive experience in assisting farmers and investors of small to medium domestic farms and large multinational organizations to address local and global concerns to achieve set objectives. Over the years, Agri Supplies Limited has been focused on the availability of food by assisting small, medium and large-scale farmers with the best technology for their production activities. Following this passion to provide solution to food scarcity in African region especially in Nigeria, we recently collaborated with our partners to convene the West Africa Agribusiness Show, which is basically why we are having this interview today. It is an event of high impact, profile and quality for West Africa.
DR FOLUTILE :ON THE UPCOMING WEST AFRICA AGRIC SHOW WAAS, WHAT ARE YOU REALLY LOOKING UP TO ACHIEVE IN WEST AFRICA WITH THIS INITIATIVE?
ASENUGA:The aim of the West Africa Agribusiness Show is to accelerate food revolution in Africa. So, the starting point is for us to create the platform through which critical stakeholders in the industry both locally within the region and globally can converge to share ideas, engage and interface on innovations, know-hows which will ultimately enhance food productivity and quality levels across the region.
DR FOLUTILE :COULD YOU PLEASE ENUMERATE WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE EVENT?
ASENUGA: Basically, the fundamental thing this platform (WAAS) stands to provide for participants is the exchange of know-how. This is because at the event we will be having people coming from across the globe who are knowledgeable in the deployment of technology required for enhanced food production and processing. So, what we are saying is that, let's create this platform where local, regional and international players can interact to ensure that Western knowledge and regional know-how can be localized to solve the West Africa agribusiness challenges.
DR FOLUTILE :HOW MANY VISITORS ARE YOU EXPECTING AT THE EVENT AND WHAT WILL THE EXHIBITORS BENEFIT BY PARTICIPATING?
ASENUGA: Generally, the participants for WAAS will include small, medium and large scale farmers, research organisations, government parastatals, financial institutions, students of agricultural institutions, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, industry leaders, consumers, buyers, agrinnovators and decision-makers in the industry. We expect over 10,000 attendees at the Event from February 18th to 20th, 2020 at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. We enjoin interested participants to visit our website www.waashow.org to register.
Registration is free. Also, for partnership, exhibition, sponsorship and advert placement, kindly call 08074004555; email- firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waashow.org
Dr Joseph Deji-Folutile
Publisher, Farming Advice Digest FAD 📕
Founder, WORLD FARMERS CENTRE