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Wednesday, November 23 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Achieving Self-Sufficiency in Rice in the African Continent

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20 minute presentation followed by 40 minute panel session

The audience will learn:

  • Various varieties of hybrid rice seedlings
  • Type of soil that can sustain the growth of rice in Africa
  • Access to modern mechanisation
  • Appropriate markets for rice

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Ade Adefeko

Vice President and Head Corporate & Government Relations, OLAM Nigeria
Ade Adefeko is Vice President and Head Corporate & Government Relations and also in charge of External Communication and Stakeholder Management at OLAM NIGERIA, the largest Agribusiness and food company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of OLAM international of Singapore the parent company... Read More →
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Robert Coleman

General Manager, Dangote Rice Farming
Robert was born into a farming family in Zimbabwe and has worked in a practical capacity in agriculture from an early age having gained a Higher Diploma in Agriculture from Gwebi Agricultural College, Zimbabwe in 1979.Robert joined Dangote Rice Ltd. last year in May 2014 and employed... Read More →
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Busuyi Okeowo

Deputy Team Leader, Gems4
Busuyi a graduate of the Lagos Business School, is a market and private sector development specialist with over 8 years' experience designing and managing pro-poor interventions in Nigeria. He has built knowledge in the Nigeria Agricultural, Wholesale & Retail, Health and Education... Read More →
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Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley

Director General, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, is currently the Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), which is a CGIAR Research Center and a pan-African association of 26 member countries.  Dr Roy-Macauley has nearly 30 years of experience in agricultural... Read More →

Wednesday November 23, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm WAT
The Landmark Centre Lagos, Nigeria