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Welcome to NiWARD

NiWARD was created to give Nigerian scientists and agricultural researchers who have been chosen as African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellows a much needed platform to transfer the knowledge and skills gained through the Program to rural farming communities in Nigeria.

Partners

  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
  • African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi Kenya
  • Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)
  • Federal Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture (FDF)
  • Centre for Gender Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST)
    Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE)

Contact

Hosted by CENTRE FOR GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Ondo State, Nigeria

+2348177064393 +2348095620265 +2347066306470

info@niward.org

5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE/EXHIBITION AND ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING

Theme: “Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Agricultural Transformation”

All NiWARD Fellows, Mentors and Mentees as well as other actors in the agricultural
development are cordially invited to participate in this conference/exhibition that will bring
together scientists, farmers, policy makers, traditional rulers, food industries and other
stakeholders to discuss the theme “Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Agricultural
Transformation”

Date: Wednesday-Thursday, September 13-14, 2017
Venue: Post Graduate Auditorium, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,
Nigeria (FUNAAB)

Keynote Speaker: Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg PhD, Director, African Women in
Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) [www.awardfellowships.org]

Chief Host: Prof. Ade Enikuomehin Acting Vice Chancellor, Federal University of
Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB)

 

SUBTHEMES:

The aspects that will be addressed in the various sub-themes include:
i. Nutrition and Food Security
ii. Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation
iii. Environmental Concerns in Agriculture
iv. Value addition in Agriculture for Sustainable Development
v. Rural Health and Nutrition

Participants are required to submit a maximum of between 300-400 word abstract of
their prospective exhibition and or paper to niwardfunaab2017@gmail.com
on or before July 30, 2017.

Accepted papers/ Exhibits will be published in a conference proceeding after due
corrections by the presenters.

There are funding constraints and unfortunately we are unable to cover transportation
and accommodation costs for the participants.

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WHAT WE DO

NiWARD is filling the gaps in the Nigerian rural agricultural sector by fostering peer to peer knowledge transfer, and ensuring the implementation of targeted empowerment policies. NiWARD has over Nigerian AWARD Fellows, Mentors and Mentees participating in the Program from the 6 regions of Nigeria.
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PARTNERSHIPS

NiWARD aims to build partnerships with government agencies and bodies, academic  institutions, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, and the private sector. Our  Fellows have years of experiences, diverse specialized skills, and have solid relationships with  different stakeholders in the Nigerian agricultural sector that can be leveraged for sustainable  economic development.
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