By Adeyemi Bamidele Ezekiel
HarvestPlus is partnering with the Enugu State SME center to host the third edition of its annual Nutritious Food Fair (NFF). This event is scheduled to take place at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on 28—30 November, 2017.
NFF 2017 will among other objectives facilitate at least 3000 jobs in the nutritious food sector, empowering participants to transition into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast growing biofortified value chain in Nigeria.
The fair is free and open to all categories and groups of people interested in starting up or growing a sustainable agribusiness enterprise using nutritious and vitamin A enriched crops. HarvestPlus Nigeria and Nollywood partners will make the official announcement during a breakfast meeting with journalists today, in Lagos.
HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The HarvestPlus programme is coordinated by two of these centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).