On the 22nd of June, 2019, Farm Republic and Agropreneur Nigeria hosted young professionals in Lagos to the maiden edition of their Investing in Agriculture Masterclass Series – Production and Value Addition. Both organizations have a common goal of ensuring that the Agriculture sector of Nigeria thrives through knowledge sharing, capacity development, technical backstopping and informed business decisions.

Farm Republic x Agroprenuer Nigeria had received numerous inquiries on farm setup and management, agriculture investments, market linkages, etc. A survey was conducted on social media with these options, and Investing in Agriculture was top on the polls. This masterclass was targeted at young persons with new and existing small or medium scale enterprises, and agriculture enthusiasts. The masterclass provided participants with an in-depth knowledge of the opportunities embedded in the value chain of Production and Value Addition in Agriculture.

There were 4 Speakers billed for the event and they shared practical experiences with the audience to help participants operationalise their existing or new businesses. The Speakers at the event were Mr. Samson Ogbole, Co-founder of PS Nutrac, Miss Tolulope Aina, CEO of Tolulope Foods; Miss. Atinuke Lebile, CEO of Cato Foods; and Mr. Hammed Oni, Co-founder, Frotchery Farms. Read about them here. (https://www.farmrepublic.ng/speakers-investing-in-agriculture-masterclass-series-june-2019/)

The goal of the Masterclass Series is to continually support young farmers and agriculture enthusiasts through capacity development and technical backstopping towards the profitability of their respective businesses and engagements.

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