National Organic Agriculture Business Summit

October 02 – 04, 2019. Tahir Guest Palace, 4 Natsugune Road, Kano,Nigeria. Download Event brochure here


October 1: Arrival of delegates and pre-Summit meetings from 15:00 hrs.
Day 1: Wednesday 2, 2019
8:30 – 10:30


Opening Ceremony
Cultural display
Opening prayer
Welcome addresses by H.E. Governor of Kano 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 2019 National Organic Agriculture Business Summit – Dr. Olugbenga O. AdeOluwa, Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative
Opening declaration  – General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,  President of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Launch of OrganiCulture (National Organic Agriculture Business Journal) –
Keynote Address – Organic Agriculture and Export Opportunities for National Development – H.E., Lt.-Colonel Abubakar S. Z. Maimalari (rtd),  former Military Administrator of Jigawa State and C.E.O. Excel Standard organic fertilizer
Plenary Presentation I – Organic Sesame export opportunities – Prof. V.I.O. Olowe, National President, Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria
Presentation of awards  by Minister of Agriculture
Vote of thanks – Alh. Salim Saleh, Chairman, Kano 2019 NOABS
10:30 – 11:30 Group photographs, Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster presentation and Press Conference
11:30 – 13:00 – Plenary Presentation II – Organic Agriculture Trade: Opportunities for Nigeria – Mr. Boudewijn (Bo) van Elzakker, Director of the Agro Eco – Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands

– Questions and responses

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


Thursday, October 3

8:30 – 10:30 Summary of Day 1
Colloquium I (Exportation of Agricultural Produce) – Opportunities for funding organic agriculture export –Bank of Agriculture, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)
Meet the exhibitors
Inauguration of National Task Force for Organic Certification ( Participatory Guarantee System – PGS)
10:30 – 11:30 Tea Break / Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
11:30 – 13:00 –  Washington State University Organic proposed projects in Nigeria – Dr. Cornelius Adewale

 Colloquium II – (Organic inputs and Regulations) : Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Active Commodities Marketing Enterprises Limited, Contec Global Agro Limited, Cippy Bio International, Dangote Groups.

–      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, October 4
8:30 – 10:30 Summary of Day 2
Regional Stakeholders’ Forum of Ecological Organic Agriculture -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 –Summary of EOA regional activities

– Questions and responses

12:50 – 14:30 Jumat/Lunch/ Exhibitions / Tour of Poster presentations
14:30 – 16:00 Closing Ceremony
– Progress report from host of 2020 NOABS – Akwa Ibom State

– Decision on host of 2021 NOABS

–  Summary of discussions / declarations

–  Vote of thanks I – LOC Secretary,  in company of other LOC members

– Vote of thanks II – Core partners of EOA Initiative in Nigeria

–  Closing prayer


The discussion at the fora shall comprise three sections per day as presented below:


Day Research Track Business Track Farmer Track
October 2 Validation of organic agriculture research results: EOA Pillar 1 Open Understanding Organic Agriculture Standards for Export – NICERT


October 3 Curriculum development for teaching organic agriculture in tertiary institutions  in Nigeria: Gap analysis and way forward – NUC and NBTE Open Participation Guarantee System (PGS) – domestic trade in organic Local  organic market initiatives:
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