Thursday, 31 May 2018

NIGERIAN FARMERS TO EXHIBIT EWEDU, PLANTAIN CHIPS, DRIED FRUITS, OTHERS IN BELGIUM

Nigerian farmers under the aegis of Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (AFGEAN) will be exhibiting their products at the European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium from June 5 to June 6. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

According to the group, eight producers with about 40 value-added products would be representing Nigeria at the event, of which 90 per cent are women.

Some of the products to be exhibited are dried Jew’s mallow also known as ewedu; coconut oil; chili oil; lemongrass oil; dried pumpkin leaves, gari; ready-to-eat stew; bean flour; plantain chips and dried fruits, among others.

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The Director-General of AFGEAN Farmers’ Market, Ms. Detoun Abbi-Olaniyan, said the initiative was the result of collaboration among various stakeholders.

Abbi-Olaniyan, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Maidville Consulting Limited, an advisory firm to AFGEAN on market access, said some of the exhibitors were not members of AFGEAN.

The Executive Secretary of AFGEAN, Mr. Akin Sawyerr, stated that the journey started around 2010/2011 and was triggered off by DHL.

“The company approached me and said their airplane, Boeing 767, came in from Brussels every day except Sunday, and went out generally empty compared to the way it came in. They asked me to look for a way we could fill that aircraft. So, AFGEAN story started from there,” he said.

According to him, DHL part-sponsored the logistics of the freight which will be exhibited, adding that the idea is to begin a process where Nigerian processed agricultural products will be exported to Europe. http://www.tectono-business.com/2016/02/contemporary-step-by-step-guide-to.html

He said, “A lot of people are coming for the exhibition and there is a particular focus on agriculture. The objective is to showcase a handful of Nigerian businesses, particularly women. It is to also show that we can do things properly in this country, and see if we can get distributors for Nigerian goods in Europe.”

Sawyerr also called for more government involvement in the process. The Cargo Manager, sub-Sahara Africa for DHL Aviation Nigeria Limited, Mr. Abayomi Adetola, said exports from Nigeria were low compared to other countries within West Africa.

He said, “It has been a tough journey knowing that Nigeria is mainly an importing nation; we hardly export. That is the reason we thought of this initiative. It is not something we can do alone; we need the government to do its part and we have been moving from one minister to the other and state governors too, organising a lot of seminars to let people know what is going on.

“Initially, our aim was to fill up our flights. Not only DHL, most cargo airlines that come into Nigeria, drop their goods and go back near empty, sometimes they go to Accra or Nairobi to pick perishables. So it is part of the reason we joined AFGEAN and it has been a struggle but they have taken it to an enviable level.”

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