Business & Investment Opport. in the Agri Sector of Nigeria

(NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies: African Angle Breakfast Series)

Date     : 26 September 2017, Tuesday                          Time            : 8:30am - 10:00am
Venue   : SBF Seminar Room 1 @ SBF Center              Dress Code : Business Attire

              (160 Robinson Road, #06-01, Singapore 068914)

Fee       : Complimentary

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The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies has developed a breakfast series during which topics of relevance for Africa and those interested in Africa will be addressed. Experts in their fields will be invited to convey their points of view.


The demand for convenience and processed food is growing in Nigeria. This demand is led by Nigeria’s expanding middle class, with consumer changes in tastes, patterns and style. Consumers are also becoming more health conscious, adding to the need for nutritious pre-packaged food. Nigeria’s packaging and food processing market is one of the largest in Africa, estimated at about US$545 million. Between 2010 and 2012, imports of food processing and packaging technology increased 39%, from €198 million to €275 million. Nigeria’s agriculture and agribusiness industry is plagued with numerous challenges. These challenges include business, infrastructure and regulatory problems. Business challenges include the lack of funds, market share, cost of raw materials, taxation and other issues affecting the ease of doing business. There is inadequate infrastructure, such as power supply, transportation facilities and networks, and storage facilities, which can lead to a poor capacity for postharvest handling, and high production and productivity costs. These challenges provide numerous investment opportunities for the Africa-savvy investor. Dr Adefolake Adeyeye, a Nigerian citizen and Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, has researched these opportunities. The report will be made available to interested parties.


Attendees can expect to gain insights into the following:

  • What are the business and investment opportunities in the Agri sector in Nigeria? (the total value chain)

  • What challenges are there in Nigeria to constrain the investor?



26 September 2017 (Tuesday)

08.30am - 09.00am

Registration of Participants and Light Breakfast

09.00am - 09.35am

Business & Investment Opportunities in the Agri Sector of Nigeria

Dr Adefolake Adeyeye, Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

09.35am – 09.45am

Commentary on the Agri Sector of Nigeria

Mr V Srivathsan, MD & CEO, Africa and the Middle East, Olam International.

09.45am - 10.00am

Question & Answer Session




Administrative Details:

  • Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and closes at noon on 25 September 2017 (Monday).

  • Given building security at SBF Center, we highly recommend all participants register in advance for the event, in order to facilitate with seamless admission on event-day.  

  • The organisers reserve the right to make amendments and/or changes to the programme, venue, speakers and/or topics if warranted by circumstances beyond control.

  • For further enquiries, please contact Ms Stella Ng at  

9/26/2017 - 9/26/2017

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