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HarvestPlus Nigeria brings thousands together for a two-day Nutritious Food Fair

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

harvest-plus-food-fairFrom 9 to 11 November 2016, HarvestPlus Nigeria held a three-day event that brought together nearly 5,000 stakeholders from research institutions and experts from agriculture, health, education, science & technology and trade & commerce. This was the second edition of the fair which took place at Tinapa venue and the Calabar International Convention Center in the Cross River State of Nigeria.


This year’s event is titled Multisectoral Partnership To Promote More Nutritious Crops and Foods. We, as always, do not have a commercial intention. We want to create linkages to promote partnerships in the nutritious food sector. We are providing a platform for conversation on and around nutrition, not in terms of quantity, but quality. We are using the fair as medium to get big industries to explore home-grown sources of nutritious staples as raw materials for their products,”

Paul Ilona, Country Manager of HarvestPlus Nigeria


HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health. HarvestPlus is coordinated by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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