Natiopnal Organic Agriculture Business Summit

July 10 – 11, 2018. Banquet Hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Download Event Brochure here

July 10: Arrival of delegates and pre-Summit meetings from 15:00 hrs.
Day 1: Wednesday July 11, 2018
8:30 – 10:30

 

Opening Ceremony
Cultural display
Opening prayer
Welcome addresses by H.E.  Governor of Lagos State, President of the Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria, Chairman of EOA National Steering Committee, other state governments and  Commissioners of Agriculture, etc
Brief goodwill messages by other State Governors, Commissioners, Executive Directors, etc.
Overview of 2018 National Organic Agriculture Business Summit – Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative
Opening declaration  –General Muhamadu Buhari, GCFR,  President of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Keynote Address – Organic Agriculture: Abundant Opportunities for Health and Hospitality Businesses – Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, Honourable Minister of Health.
Plenary Presentation I – Supportive policies within ECOWAS for organic agriculture business activities– Commissioner of Agriculture, Environment & Water Resources, ECOWAS Commission
Award presentations by Minister of Agriculture to Lagos State, ECOWAS, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation probable through the Ambassador of Switzerland and Ambassador of Spain  for encouraging development of Organic Agriculture in Nigeria
Vote of thanks – Ms M. Olusola Sowemino, LOC Chairperson
10:30 – 11:30 Group photographs, Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster presentation and Press Conference
11:30 – 13:00 – Plenary Presentation II – Organic Agriculture and health perspective – Prof. Abayomi, a medical consultant and C.E.O.  of Abayomi Farms (an organic farm), Ikoyi Osun State

 

–  Plenary Presentation III (health and production) – Human Health and Pesticide Use in Nigerian Food Systems: The Urgent Need for An Organic Alternative – Mr. Jelili Adebiyi of Michigan State University, USA

–  Plenary Presentation III – Organic Restaurant Business success story – Mr. David K. Gyasi, C.E.O, Florganic Restaurant, Accra

 

– Questions and responses

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Lunch/ Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
14:30 – 16:30 Business Fora clusters/ Exhibitions
16:30 – 17:00 Meet the exhibitors
 

 

Thursday July 12

8:30 – 10:30 Summary of Day 2
–          Colloquium I (Agric. financing) – Opportunities for funding organic agriculture – Bank of Industry, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), NAIC, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Mr. ALPHONSUS G. INYANG  of  The Hebron group (Hebron Integrated farms and mills Ltd), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State  (a beneficiary of CBN anchor borrowers’ programme
Meet the exhibitors
10:30 – 11:30 Tea Break / Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
11:30 – 13:00 –  Colloquium II – (Organic inputs and Mechanization ) – Jubaili Agrotec Ltd, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control  (NAFDAC), Nanotech, Ukraine

–      Questions and responses

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch/ Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
14:30 – 16:30 Business Fora clusters/ Exhibitions
16:30 – 17:00 Meet the exhibitors
Friday July 13
8:30 – 10:30 Summary of Day 3
Stakeholders’ Forum of Ecological Organic Agriculture I -Presentation of reports of EOA activities at regional levels
Meet the exhibitors
10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break / Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
11:00 – 12:50 – National Stakeholders’ Forum of Ecological Organic Agriculture II –Summary of EOA regional activities

– Questions and vresponses

12:50 – 14:30 Lunch/ Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
14:15 – 15:30 Wrap up of Business Fora clusters/ Exhibitions
15:30 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony
–      Decision of hosting States for National Organic Agriculture Business Summit in 2019 (North West or North East) and 2020 (South-south)

–  Summary of discussions / declarations

–      Vote of thanks –Mr. A.I. Ajisefini, LOC Secretary,  in company of other LOC members

–      Closing prayer

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