Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WEBINAR: The Role of Horticulture During COVID-19

20 August 2020.  The Role of Horticulture During COVID-19. Organised by Ag2Nut Nigeria, the
ANH Academy and the Horticultural Society of Nigeria.

Evidence shows horticulture can foster food security, particularly in urban settings where access to healthy options is limited but needed to ensure adequate nutrition and prevent non-communicable diseases. Foods such as fruits, vegetables and spices play a key role in the health and wellbeing of families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting diets and food security are in jeopardy around the world, with markets, affordability and access to healthy and acceptable options out of reach for many. 

Shirley Isibhakhomen Ejoh, University of Ibadan

H.A. Akintoye, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)
Caleb Olanipekun, World Vegetable Center

Moderator Anna Herforth, Ag2Nut

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