Bangladesh and Nigeria have mapped out strategies to boost bilateral relations to promote agro-farming and business for trade and investment for the mutual benefit of both countries.
This was the focus of a symposium held to discuss various areas in the agriculture sector and food value chain, which was held in Abuja on Friday.
It was tagged “Promoting Agro-Farming and Businesses For Trade and Investments to Promote Sustainable and inclusive development: Opportunities for Bangladesh and Nigeria” .
The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, Masudur Rahman, while speaking at the occasion, said the collaboration includes – technology and skill transfer as well as the digitalisation of agriculture.
The words of the envoy, “We have discussed the supply value chain of the agriculture markets, we have discussed the preservation of the agriculture products, packaging of the products and the compliance issues, diversifying fishing and other agricultural products”.
Ambassador Rahman said his country has attained self-efficiency in rice production, grain production, poultry, and dairy products including fishing, achieved mainly through better irrigation infrastructure and mechanised methods.
He also said that his country has introduced digital technology to improve the sector through data monitoring even as he promised to share this experience with Nigeria.