Nigeria: Governors, Ministers, World Food Prize Winners to Open 2016 Nutritious Food Fair in Calabar

To stimulate partnerships for investment in the food and agricultural sectors, the second edition of the annual Nutritious Food Fair (NFF) would hold fromNovember 9 to 11 at TINAPA and the Calabar International Convention Center (CICC), in Cross River State.

Expected guests at the event include governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade; his Anambra State counterpart, Chief Willie Obiano; Ministers of Agriculture and Health, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Prof. Isaac Adewole, respectively and World Food Prize Winners, Dr. Howarth Boius and Dr. Jan Low, among others. This was announced by Country Manager, HarvestPlus Nigeria, Paul Ilona, during a media parley held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, at the weekend. Ilona said that the media parley was part of the organisation’s biannual partners review meeting, which is intended to assess the progress and strategies employed in the delivery of biofortification in Nigeria in 2016 and to draw a roadmap for 2017 for HarvestPlus Nigeria and its delivery partners in four target states, including Oyo, Benue, Imo and Akwa-Ibom. On the nutritious food fair, he said the event would hold in Calabar and that there was no commercial intention in organizing the fair as, being an NGO, HarvestPlus, aims to bring together heavyweights in the industrial sector, food processors and farmers, so as to create necessary linkages and forge partnerships in the nutritious foods value chain.

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