The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has stated that the 2020 SeedConnect Conference will serve as a forum for major stakeholders within the industry to design pathways for a more resilient food system in Nigeria and African at large.
The Council in a statement on Wednesday by the technical Assistance to the Director General, Mr Okelola Folarin, in Abuja said the conference creates an avenue to discuss ongoing innovations, identify critical gaps, develop strategic framework for scaling up delivery of high quality seeds to farmers, create network and business partnership platform between local, regional and international partners.
Mr Okelola said NASC in partnership with Wandieville Media, SEEDAN and Contact Consulting will host a Seed Connect Digital Series 2020; a two day webinar scheduled to hold on Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th November, 2020.
“The theme of the summit is ‘Building Resilience in our Seed System to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems’ it’s a call for action to rethink and propose a sustainable pathway for the Seed Industry not only in Nigeria but Africa in general.
“The SeedConnect Africa Conference and Exhibition is gaining more momentum as it enters into its third year as the leading seed industry gathering in Sub Saharan Africa. The Seed Connect 2020 Digital Webinar Series would be the first virtual edition and it will feature dialogues with stakeholders, practical seminars and proffer solutions on challenging issues in the seed industry.
“The panel sessions will comprise of high-profile delegates and stakeholders in the value chain which include private sector seed companies, research professionals and youths actively harnessing the opportunities within the seed industry,” he said.
Dr. Olusegun Ojo, Director General, NASC, stated that the SeedConnect creates a platform for Seed Industry stakeholders around the globe to address issues impacting the industry.
“According to him: he SEEDCONNECT Africa Event cannot be overemphasized as it brings together Seed Industry Stakeholders from all parts of the world to discuss and deliberate on issues and topics of mutual benefit to the Seed System…the impact has continued to shape the seed space towards a self-sustaining system capable of generating the best planting materials as we strive for a food secure nation.”