The stage is set for a three-day fair targeted at boosting Nigeria’s quest to attain self-sufficiency in rice production and processing. Organized by Growth and Employment in States – Wholesale and Retail Sector (GEMS4), with funding by DFID/UKaid and the World Bank, the Lagos Rice Fair is coming after the successful Kano Rice Fair.
The Lagos fair is billed to hold at the Lagos Television Ground, Alausa, Lagos, from September 17-19, 2015.
The fair with theme, Growing Business Opportunities with Nigerian rice, will provide a platform to the general public to experience first hand the quality of Nigerian rice, and the business community on the huge opportunities in wholesale and retail distribution of the products.
According to the organisers, the stimulation of market system changes will encourage growth and access; resulting in the creation of 10,000 new jobs and increased income for over 500,000 people, especially the poor and women in the rice value chain.