Stakeholders from the agriculture, banking and business sectors will gather at state-level tractor promotion trade show to be held in Kano (February 17th-18th, Agric Show Ground, Baguda), Bauchi February (24th -25th) and Gombe states (March 3rd – 4th) over the coming months.
Kano State Governor, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, will open the Kano trade show featuring product exhibitions, tractor field demonstrations, and business meetings. It will be an opportunity for tractor companies and banks to meet with tractor service providers, farmers, commodity associations, and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. The trade show provides a forum to exchange ideas on affordable and flexible funding mechanisms for the tractor industry, access to after-sales services and spare parts and much more.
The event will bring together stakeholders from the private and public sectors to learn and share best practices and deliberate on market constraints affecting agricultural mechanisation in Nigeria. It’s primary focus is creating awareness among smallholders of the value of using tractors on their farms to increase productivity; as well as giving tractor companies a platform to showcase their products.
All three trade shows are organised by Kano, Bauchi and Gombe state governments and the Tractors Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria (TOOAN), and the Tractors Owners and Hiring Facilities Association of Nigeria (TOHFAN), in association with the Propcom Mai-karfi programme – making rural markets work for the poor – supported by UKaid.
14 February 2014 – Abuja