The AFGEAN (Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria) is a non-governmental organization formed in 2012 by fruit and vegetable exporting companies, service providers and farmer organizations
The purpose of AFGEAN is to provide support to the overall Fruits and Vegetable sub-sector and acts to link the private sector with government and especially the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade.
Vision: To conceptualize, research, promote, develop and propagate an agricultural fresh produce industry and marketing geared towards an intrinsic and holistic development of the economy.
POLICY STATEMENT: Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association shall be a non-profit organization, devoid of political, religious, ethnic or cultural affiliation, devoted mainly to serve the interest of growers and exporters of agricultural fresh produce in Nigeria but may associate with similar bodies with generic vision and objectives.
Mission: To formulate, facilitate, encourage and propagate practices and processes in line with international best practices that will grow the Nigerian Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers Industry, leading to increased consumption and export, thereby boosting production, employment generation, wealth creation thus culmination in the growth of the economy.
Our focus includes but not limited to these areas below:
Lobbing and advocacy for policy and strategy development
Private –public partnership in order to create dialogue and foster investment in the horticulture sector
Market information collection and data dissemination in order for the sector stakeholders to make informed decisions
Organization / support in the organization of business forum and event promoting horticultural activities
Development of standards for the sector to contribute towards the overall regulatory and statutory frame work
For more details visit http://www.afgean.com