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Key Sessions

Ministerial address: Hon Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Nike Akande

Keynote address by special guest of honour

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10:00 11:00 (60 mins)

Track 1

Financing agriculture to enhance export capacity for agricultural value chains in Nigeria.

  • Nneka Eze - Country Manager, Dalberg Global Advisors
  • Abdourahmane Diop - Dalberg Global Development Advisors, D. Capital Partners
  • Chiji Ojukwu - Director, Agriculture & Agro-industry Department, AfDB
  • Olawale Rotimi - Journalist & Special Assistant for Media and Communications, House Committee on Justice, National Assembly of Nigeria

10:00 11:00 (60 mins)

Track 2

NRI/University of Greenwich UK Technology Workshop On Cassava Processing

11:00 12:00 (60 mins)

Track 1

Achieving a sustainable revitalisation of rice production in West Africa

  • Harold Roy-Macauley - Director General, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice
  • Ade Adefeko - Vice President and Head Corporate & Government Relations, OLAM Nigeria
  • Busuyi Okeowo - Deputy Team Leader, GEMS4
  • Ben Valk - Head of Food and Agri Partnerships, Rabobank
  • Njack Kane - CEO, Novel Commodities
  • Moderator Nneka Eze - Country Manager, Dalberg Global Advisors

11:00 12:00 (60 mins)

Track 2

NRI/University of Greenwich UK Technology Workshop On Cassava Processing

12:15 12:50 (35 mins)

General Session

Opening Ceremony/Exhibition Tour

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

General Session

Ministerial address: Hon Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

General Session

Keynote address by special guest of honour

Keynote address by special guest of honour Chief Mrs Nike Akande CON

President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Former Minister of Industry, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • Nike Akande - CON President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

13:30 15:05 (95 mins)

Networking Break

Networking Break

Networking Break

14:45 15:30 (45 mins)

Track 1

The role of policy in shaping the future of Agriculture in Nigeria

  • Gbolahan Dada - Member Senate Committee on Agriculture, Republic of Nigeria
  • Dan Argundi - Member House Of Representatives, Committee On Agriculture Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Abdulkarim Kaita, MD Dangote Farms Ltd.
  • Olatunde Oderinde - Team Leader, MADE

14:45 15:30 (45 mins)

Track 2

The role of dairy and Aquaculture value chains in addressing Challenges of food security in Nigeria

  • G.R. Akande - Executive Director, Nigerian Institute of Oceanography

15:30 16:15 (45 mins)

Track 1

The role of regulatory agencies in ensuring zero rejects of agric produce in cross border trade

  • Heather Akanni - Technical Adviser to Hon. Minister of Agriculture FMARD (Quality control & standards), FMARD

15:30 16:15 (45 mins)

Track 2

The challenges and opportunities from increased consolidation in the agricultural inputs and seed industry

  • P.O. Ojo - Director General, National Seed Council Nigeria

16:15 17:00 (45 mins)

Track 1

The role of government in fostering public private partnerships in the Agricultural sector

  • Nasir Gawura - Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture Kano State, Kano State
  • Lynda Hennang Shekinah Barau - Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture, Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture