Edo State is an investor-friendly State well-endowed with agricultural products because of its geographical location in the rich forest zone. The agricultural sector has vast opportunity for employment generation and trade. It has the capacity to provide most of the investment opportunities and therefore, there is the need to revolutionize the sector to attract foreign and local investors to the business potentials in agriculture in the State.
The Benin Chamber of Commerce through its regular advocacy programme sensitizes the State Government towards offering special incentives to investors who show genuine interest in the agro and agro-allied subsector especially processing, preservation, and export of local agricultural produce. In a bid towards making Edo State a hub of economic activities in Nigeria especially because of its centrality and comparative advantage in location, the Chamber sensitizes members and the business community on local content development. With a little spur from investors, the farmers will be able to expand their output and improve on the standard of raw materials available for agro-industry.
The Chamber collaborates with the State Government and also partners with local and international agencies to help agricultural investors to improve their yields and get better prices for their products.