Nigeria’s foremost agriculture-centred media firm and magazine, AgroNigeria, will be selling copies of its recent print edition magazines at the Eko City Farmers’ Fair scheduled to hold tomorrow, Sunday, December 20th.
The Fair, organised by the Lagos State Government in partnership with its Kebbi State counterpart and to hold at the Ndubusi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja, will see farmers selling to buyers at farmgate prices — that is at greatly reduced prices.
The 2020 edition of the Fair has been tagged: “Eko City Farmers’ Fair and Appreciation Day” as the event seeks to both sell to Lagosians at farmgate price and to celebrate Nigerian farmers.
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The December edition of the AgroNigeria magazine Charting the Road to Recovery, which is based on enunciations by top industry leaders at the Feed Nigeria Summit 2020, will also be on the stand for sale!
Others editions such as Long Road to Resistance:The Untold Story of Nigeria’s 10-Year Journey towards Developing the PBR Cowpea (October); Nanono: One Year After: Chronicling the Agric Minister’s 365 Days in Office (September); and COVID-19: The New Normal: The Challenge Posed to Food Security and How Biotechnology Meets it Fair and Square (August), among others, will also be available for purchase.
The Lagos State Government has said that this year’s Fair will help farmers address the issue of market accessibility while also facilitating the town and gown synergy between farmers and buyers.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, disclosed this recently, adding that the event was an offshoot of the collaborative efforts of Kebbi State and the Federal Government.
“50kg bags of rice for 20k”
One of the highlights of the event, Olusanya said, will be the sale of 50kg bags of rice at N20,000 each.
According to her, about 100,000 bags will be sold to Lagosians this festive season.
The fair, Olusanya explained, serves to ensure that the preservation of the nutritional value of food items are maintained as well as the propagation of the “farm-to-fork” initiative of the state government.
The commissioner said, “On Sunday, 20th December 2020, Lagos State will be hosting the Christmas edition of the Eko City Farmers’ Fair where Lagosians can shop for their fresh farm produce at affordable prices.
“The event, which will hold at the Ndubusi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja, will also include a short ceremony to appreciate our farmers who have done everything in their power to ensure that we did not negatively feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our food supplies.
“It will also be a platform for the best of the city’s producers to meet with consumers and end-users using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high-quality market to meet the consumers’ increasing demand for farm produce.”
Olusanya further disclosed that the event will address the issues of price hike and limited market access experienced by farmers as a result of the pandemic.
She also lamented the struggles of farmers in Lagos State.
“Farmers in the state lack direct access to markets and this led to the selling of their produce to middlemen at ridiculous farm gate prices.
“Farmers that can penetrate the market find it difficult to break through cartels by the market associations.
“Therefore, they are forced to sell at the association dictated prices. These challenges have restricted many of the farmers to subsistent production,” she decried.
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