Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nigeria’s potential in Family Farming
By its number and extent of its functions in societies, family farming dominates the world of agriculture. Family farming accounts for more that one billion farmers worldwide, of whom 14 millions are in Nigeria. In Nigeria, agriculture represents 21% of GDP and employs two third of the workforce. 90% of food production comes from small farms. With 80% of arable land, Nigeria has a huge potential despite a production deficit.
This roundtable will highlight the initiatives implemented by the authorities, the projects and experiences of some foreign and domestic partners and will give voice to the actors. Panelists from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ecowas and CIRAD.


Sustainable management of soil fertility and water resources in a context of change and climate variability, 2015 (13mins)
Produced by CORAF/WECARD with financial support of DANIDA and the World Bank.
The movie depicts the success story of the use of innovative platforms to increase food production within the contect of climate change among rural dwellers in Shanga LGA, Kebbi State, Nigeria. 
The film will be presented by professeur Vincent O. Aduramigba-Modupe, Soil Fertility & Modelling Scientist, Regional Coordinator of CORAF/WECARD ILWAC Project, Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Those who sow by Pierre Fromentin, 2014
This film aims to look at both the advantages and limitations of family farming. Family farming employs over 40% of the global working population and produces 80% of the global food supply. But what exactly is family farming and under which conditions can family farmers meet the challenges of tomorrow?
Forty young agronomists explored these questions throughout this 52 minute long documentary where they visited farmers from India, France, Cameroon, Ecuador and Canada. Check the trailer here.

The projection will be followed by a reception.

24 to 31 August 2015

Family Farming, an asset for the planet
This exhibition sets out to boost the image of family and smallholder farming. It demonstrates the importance of family farming worldwide and more particularly in developing countries. It also aims to explain to what extent and in what way family farms can respond to the challenges of providing jobs and alleviating poverty, food security, preserving the environment and natural resources, mitigating climate change, etc.
This exhibition was produced by CIRAD, in partnership with the Institut français and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the IRD.

All the events are free and located at Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja