Foreword by His Excellency the Governor of Oyo State Senator Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo State is the perfect Investment destination when it comes to Agriculture.. It has Five Climate Zones and over 29,000 Square Kilo-metres of arable land(one of the largest of all the Nigerian States). In addition to its natural attributes, its people have been engaged in farming as their main occupation since the days of the Western Region. Oyo state is reputed to have over 1.2 million small holder farmers

The Oyo State Agriculture Investment Summit (OYSAIS) is set to trigger the industrial age of Oyo State’s Agribusiness and and Agro-allied sector. It is scheduled to hold for Two days (10TH and 11th of October) at the Main Conference centre of IITA (International Institute For Tropical Agriculture).

In essence, the OYSAIS is designed to attract Private Sector Finance and Investment Companies, Infrastructure Experts Fund Managers International Development Banks and all Senior Managers of International Development Banks and all potential investors interested in the Agriculture and Agro- Allied Industry..

In seeking to achieve our purpose, which is modernization and industrialization we have partnered with the foremost Agriculture Research institute in West Africa – the international Institute for Tropical Agriculture Research institute in West Africa – the international Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

We are confident that OYSAI Summit and Exhibition will provide you with ample opportunity to engage with Oyo State and our Private Sector partners at a much closer range.

We look forward to engaging with you.