Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, to give a public lecture at Wageningen UR

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Lecture by Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will give a public lecture at Wageningen UR on Friday 14 November 2014. He will speak about 'Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity'.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research
Datum

vr 14 november 2014 15:00 tot 18:30

Locatie Orion, building number 103
Bronland 1
103
6708 WH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 48 87 77

Programme

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 Lecture by Minister Akinwumi Adesina, entiteld 'Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity', followed by a discussion
17.00-18.30 Drinks

'Agriculture central to poverty eradication'

Dr Adesina is the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He is also candidate for President of the African Development Bank. During the past couple of years, Dr Adesina has 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.