“Emerging Issues in Organic Agriculture for sustainable environment, health and economic development in Nigeria” was the theme of the Conference held on November 20 – 23, 2017 at Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria.

The National Coordinator of OAPTIN and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (Prof. F.K Salako) who was ably represented by Prof. J.J. Atungwu and other national officers of OAPTIN paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor (Prof. M.N. Maiturare) of IBBU and thereafter took a group photograph with Chairman IBBU Governing Council (Dr. Suleiman `Santuraki) and the Principal Officers of the University (Pic 1).

The highpoint of the Conference was the presentation of Vol. 5 of Journal of Organic Agriculture and Environment (JOAEN), the official journal of OAPTIN to IBBU Vice Chancellor (Pic. 2). The ceremony was attended by over 120 participants and after the programme some participants took a group photograph with the special guests (Pic 3)

A total of 55 abstracts covering different areas of organic agriculture, were accepted for presentation at the Conference. The keynote speech titled “Financial sustainability of organic agriculture in a smallholder agribusiness framework in Nigeria” was delivered by Prof. K.M Baba. Two lead papers on “Organic Agriculture for sound health” and “Writing sound scientific papers in organic agriculture” were presented by Profs. Sam Oluwalana and Victor Olowe, respectively.

There were also exhibitions of farm produce/products and organic farm inputs by farmers and input manufacturers, respectively. On day 3 of the Conference, participants visited El-Kareem Farm that specializes in crop, livestock and aquaculture production, and livestock feeds (Pic. 4). Participants saw three out of the six ostriches on the farm (Pic. 5). The farm is presently undergoing conversion to organic agriculture. 

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Photo: Dr. Santuraki (Chairman IBBU Governing Council in black suit), Prof. M.N.

           Maiturare (Vice Chancellor, IBBU in brown dress), Principal Officers of IBBU

           and OAPTIN National Officers.

 

presentation of volume 5

Photo 2: Presentation of Vol. 5 of JOAEN to the Vice Chancellor of IBBU

special guests

Photo 3: Special guests and some Conference participants

conference participants

Photo 4: Conference participants at El Kareem Farm

 

Author:

Prof. Dr. Victor I. Olowe, Agronomist

Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR),
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria
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