On 4-7 June 2018, an incoming mission of representatives of the agricultural sector from Nigeria took place in the Czech Republic as part of a project for the promotion of economic diplomacy (PROPED). The Czech Republic welcomed seven entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture and food processing from Edo state in Nigeria with a focus on breeding and processing of poultry, cattle and fish.
An adequate program based on the requirements and needs of the delegation related to the development and construction of their farms was prepared with a close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. The Nigerian delegation experienced presentations and excursions to Czech and Moravian companies engaged in the production of agricultural machinery, agricultural technologies (mainly mini-brewery and water cleaning), feed, veterinary medicines, egg, poultry, cattle and fish production and distribution of primary raw materials in agriculture. Within the program, Nigerian guests also had the opportunity to visit the regional cattle show of the Orlicky Cup 2018 in Verměřovice and meet directly with Czech farmers and breeders. The delegation was warmly welcomed by the following companies: FARMTEC, a.s., and its reference farm Tagrea, s.r.o., Aquaponical farms, s.r.o., Masoprofit – Dvur Selenice, s.r.o., Technoexport, a.s., Taurus, s.r.o., VVS Vermerovice, Inc., and Apimoso, s.r.o.
The Nigerian delegation was thrilled by the high quality and variety of the presented products offer. It can reasonably be assumed that if the delivering costs of the goods will be acceptable, nothing will stop the trade with the Czech companies.