Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN Group), a market leader in food and agro-allied products in Nigeria has emerged the winner as the Agro Investor of the year at the just concluded feed Nigeria Summit and Nigeria Agricultural Awards (NAA).
This is in recognition of the company’s continuous investments with the sector.
Critical players in the agricultural space converged between July 30th and 31st at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja to deliberate on mechanisms for improved productivity in the sector, particularly in light of Nigeria’s frontline role in the African food security equation.
The Nigeria Agriculture Awards (NAA) is an annual event powered by AgroNigeria aimed at recognizing and rewarding men, women, businesses and institutions who have contributed to Nigeria’s re-emergence as a veritable force in agriculture. The main objective of the summit which was hosted by AgroNigeria under the theme; “Consolidating the Growth” was for stakeholders to track and enhance Nigeria’s self-sufficiency agenda, appraise advancements so far recorded.
On March 15, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the N50billion Naira Sunti Golden Sugar Estate (SGSE) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc and comprises of a cane production area and sugar factory. Also, FMN group recently introduced its Golden Penny Packaged Garri. The Golden Penny Garri is introduced as an affordable staple food choice for consumers to enjoy with an array of local foods to combine with. It is adjudged swell more than the regular Garri as well as “Dry & Crunchy” and fortified while delivering a tasty and delicious Ijebu Garri appeal.
The NAA designed 15 award categories: Achievement in Agriculture, Nagropreneur of the Year, Agric Bank of the Year, Agro-Brand of the Year, Agro-Innovator of the Year, Agro-Journalist of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Agriculture Destination of the Year, Agro-Investor of the Year, Development Partner of the Year, R&D Award, Input Company of the Year, Agro Ambassador of the Year, Agro Commissioner of the Year and Farmer of the Year Awards.
The summit which is supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Triton Group, Stallion Group, Notore Plc, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Fullmark and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, also sought to address key national agricultural productivity issues like finance, market access, research, infrastructure, mechanization, ICT, youth and gender as well as apposite policies and legislation.