Twenty-five Danish companies have indicated readiness to invest in the development of Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
Danish Agriculture and Food Council’s Senior Advisor, Ms Susanne Teilmann told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that the companies had indicated interest in taking advantage of the Nigeria’s huge agricultural potential and share their farming experiences with Nigerian farmers.
“My Council is in Nigeria to make presentations to the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture on what we have learnt on how Nigeria’s agriculture sector can become better.
“My Council is very ready to share our agricultural development experience with Nigerians. We are ready to share all our experiences with Nigeria.
“Already, about 25 Danish agricultural development companies have indicated their interest in coming to Nigeria to do business, as well as share their experiences with Nigerians.
“Nigeria is where things can happen and this is where we want to be”.
Teilmann expressed optimism that Nigeria’s agriculture sector, if well-developed, had the possibility of making Nigeria a “food hub” in West Africa.
Teilmann urged Nigerian governments to urgently begin to encourage professionalism in the development of her agriculture.
The Advisor also enjoined the Nigerian governments to encourage and create the right environment for the involvement of young Nigerians in professional farming.
“Nigeria has the great potential of being the huge food hub for the whole of the West African region if her agricultural potential are adequately harnessed.
“We need to encourage professionalism in agriculture. We need to have schools for the training of young professional Nigerians in different areas of farming processes,’’ she added.
The Danish Agriculture & Food Council represents the agricultural and food industry in Denmark.