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Welcome to SOFAAG, Africa's first association of agricultural entrepreneurs.


Foster Agropreneurship and Agribusiness Talent

Identify, nurture and develop the next generation of professionals in agropreneurship and agribusiness, and provide structured opportunities for industry to identify and recruit the most- talented candidates for careers in agropreneurship and agribusiness management.

Provide Thought Leadership on the Agropreneurship and Agribusiness Management

Generate leading edge research and insight to provide thought leadership to the agropreneurship and agribusiness community, while ensuring curricula and research are focused on critical issues facing the industry today and in the future.

Connect Academia, Government, and Industry.

Bring together current and future agribusiness, academic, and government leaders along with other industry stakeholders to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability, and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system.

Our Mandate

• Agriculture is entrepreneurially challenged and there is declining agri-food firm profitability
• Education, experience, and partnering are required.

SOFAAG is established to:

• Support new agro-venture creation
• Assist in development of both new agribusinesses and new products/services, processes and technology, capabilities and competencies, supply chain relationships, and markets
• Assist in finding alternatives to commodity production, e.g., value-added and/or non-food uses of agricultural produce
• Foster sustainable rural development
• Build capacities needed to create new ventures by agropreneurs
• Establish an entrepreneurial support community in assisting new agricultural venture creation

Why Agropreneurship and Agribusiness?

  • Unfortunately, Nigeria’s only product (crude oil) is currently not selling well.
  • Indeed, trends in commodity prices suggest good prospects for farmers in the immediate and mid-term future.
  • Our oil production capacity is now lowest in the history.
  • You may not be able to seek opportunities abroad because our currency suffers devaluation that is worse than colonization
  • Today, we are in recession.
  • An economy that exports raw materials to import finished goods is a bad one.
  • Hence, there is need for diversification from being an oil-exporting monocultural economy to an agro-based-made-in-Nigeria product exporting country”.
  • A modern and productive agricultural sector is the basis for national food security and has the potential to offer income and employment for many people, including in remote locations in the Nigeria.
  • The Centre for Agricultural entrepreneurship of College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business is ready to provide technical assistance to national programmes aiming at offering career opportunities for youth and young agricultural entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
  • In Nigeria – with increasing demands for healthy and nutritious fresh food – the conditions to establish a viable agricultural business are especially good.
  • It is hoped that this training contributes to the education of you, young agricultural entrepreneurs, and assists you to develop a robust business and life, earning good money and allowing you to be self-reliant in Nigeria.
  • In times of rising costs for natural resources, energy and food, producing food locally by supporting rural livelihoods and agriculture is challenging but considered a timely and opportune investment.


SOFAAG is dedicated to the mission of enabling the global agropreneurship and agribusiness community to provide adequate and nutritious food to the world by creating connections between farmers, academics, students, agropreneurship, agribusiness, and other organizations to solve the critical problems that face the industry today and in the future. SOFAAG strategy is focused on three pillars as stated under what we do.


To provide the support and tools in order to ensure that, by 2030 and beyond, Nigerian economy gets diversified through Agriculture.

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