In order to further promote substantive cooperation between both sides in peanut and cashew nut trade, variety and planting technology export, agricultural equipment export and other aspects, Samuel Obadare, Head of Finance of Nigerian Embassy in China, and three senior managers of a Nigerian company named Crown Full House Intl Ltd including Sulaiman Busari, the Chief Representative and Sunday Sheyi Adekunle Jolayemi, the CEO paid a two-day visit to Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center (SUFAIC) from December 27, 2019 to December 28, 2019.
On the first day, accompanied by Mingjun Zhang, Council Member of SUFAIC and Changcheng Fan, Deputy Director of SUFAIC, the Nigerian delegation successively visited the planting base of Shandong Rainbow Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd. (a company incubated by SUFAIC) in Hanting National Modern Agricultural Industrial Park, Food Innovation Works of SUFAIC, Weifang Zhongdi Machinery Technology Co., Ltd. and Weifang Suboshida Agricultural Equipment Co., Ltd. The Delegation learned about the advanced greenhouse planting and variety breeding technology of Rainbow agriculture, the progress of of Food Innovation Works in R&D of FSMP food (food for special medical purposes) as well as models of machinery, the application and export situation and accessories supply of the two agricultural machinery companies.
Nigerian Delegation visits the planting base of Shandong Rainbow Agriculture Technology Co.,Ltd.
The Nigerian Delegation visits Food Innovation Works
The Nigerian Delegation visits Weifang Zhongdi Machinery Technology Co.,Ltd.
The Nigerian Delegation visits Weifang Suboshida Agricultural Machinery Co.,Ltd.
On the second day, the Nigerian Delegation visited COFCO Shandong Peanut Products Co., Ltd., and discussed with the top management on cashew trade and working as the agency of COFCO Shandong in Nigeria for the sales of its products like peanut butter, spicy peanuts, instant oats and other products. At the meeting, both sides expressed their willingness to cooperate and discussed on tariff, food certification required by Nigerian government, food quality requirements, etc.
At the end of the visit, the delegation held a discussion with the management of SUFAIC including Council Member Mingjun Zhang, Deputy Director Changcheng Fan and Xianghua Meng, Head of International Cooperation Department. Intentions of cooperation in peanut and cashew nut trade, export of peanut variety, planting technology and agricultural machinery to Nigeria, as well as training on rice planting technology have been reached between both sides. A detailed discussion on the specific issues of cooperation was held. Both sides mentioned that they would keep close in touch to push forward substantive cooperation in the above areas.