Lecture H.E. Minister Akinwumi Adesina

On Friday 14 November 2014 Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, will give a lecture entitled: “Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity”. All the African Ambassadors in the Netherlands have been invited for this lecture. Please register in case you want to attend this lecture.

Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina

Dr Adesina is the honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Government of Nigeria. During the past couple of years, Dr Adesina has meticulously concentrated his energy on the transformation of the Agricultural sector of Nigeria. According to the Minister, ‘poverty is not a tradable commodity’ and agriculture is central to poverty eradication in Africa. In his opinion, agriculture is a business concern and not a development issue.


The lecture will take place at the Orion Building at Wageningen Campus. Chair: Prof. dr. Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus and vice-president of the Board of Wageningen UR.

15:00 - 15:30 Registration and coffee/tea
15:30 - 17:00 Occasional Lecture. Title: "Unlocking Africa's potential for Growth and Prosperity"- H.E. Minister Akinwumi Adesina. Followed by discussion
17:00 - 18:30 Cocktail