Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity

14 November 2014. Wageningen. Orion Building at Wageningen Campus. Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina gave a lecture entitled: “Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity”. A number of African Ambassadors in the Netherlands have been attending this lecture.

Dr Adesina is the honorable 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.

  • Chair: Prof. dr. Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus and vice-president of the Board of Wageningen UR
  • Occasional Lecture. Title: “Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity” - H.E. Minister Akinwumi Adesina. 

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