The Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD), cordially invites government functionaries and agencies, agricultural administrators, development partners, professional associations and other critical stakeholders in development to the 29th LAPO Annual Development Forum.
Theme: Financing Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria: Issues and Way Forward.
Date: Thursday, 27th of October, 2022.
Venue: Yar'Adua International Conference Centre, One Memorial Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.
Time: 9:00 am Prompt.
Chairman: Dr. Manzo Daniel Maigari, Director General, Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Chairman, Nigeria Advisory Board of the Agricultural Policy and Research Africa (APRA), Managing Partner, Farm Technology Transfer Centre, Nigeria, and Former Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Kaduna State
Host: Godwin Ehigiamusoe PhD.
Founder/CEO, LAPO Group.
Co-Host: Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Abubakar,
Hon. Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development.
Keynote Paper Presenter: Professor Ernest Adeniyi Aiyedun, Fmr Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja.
Dr. Eucharia Uranta- Okonkwo
Country Programmme Manager, Farm Radio International-Radios Rurales Internationales
Prince Ade Ajayi
Co-Founder and National Coordinator, Corporate Farmers International (CFI)
Hon. Alhaji (Dr.) Chief Usman Buhari Ali Gwandu
President, Association of Non-Bank Micro-Finance Institution of Nigeria (ANMFIN)
National Value Chain Consultant,
Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)