In recognition of the role of farmers and agriculture stakeholders, Lagos state government is set to host the first Nigeria Agricultural Award, NAA. The award, which is powered by Verdure Vision Limited and the Agriculture Policy Research Network (APRNet), will hold on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. According to a statement released by the organisers of the award, the NAA will recognise contributions to the agricultural sector in 14 different categories. There will be about 35 awards in all. It has also been designed to be a yearly event.

According to the statement, the recognition of individuals and corporate organisations that have distinguished themselves in this sector will serve as an inspiration and motivation for farmers to do even more knowing that their efforts is not going unnoticed. “Individuals and corporate organisations that have excelled in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, research, technology, advocacy, journalism amongst others will be awarded. There will also be Achievement in Agriculture Awards for individuals and organisations who have contributed to the growth of Nigerian agriculture, through investment of time, effort and resources,” it stated.

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