03 May ONE-DAY MEDIA-CSOs ROUNDTABLE TO UNVEIL THE RESEARCH FINDINGS ON THE ‘IMPACT OF INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION ON SMALL SCALE FARMING IN NIGERIA’
The event was officially divided into two sessions.
The first session kicked off with the Welcome Address by National Network Coordinator (WANEP-Nigeria) – Ms. Bridget Osakwe, Opening Statement by OXFAM- Mr. Abdulazeez Musa, Goodwill Message by VFS President/Resource person- Professor Ayoola and Female Food Heroines.
Professor Ayoola, VSF President gave a talk on Vulnerability, Gender Needs and Good Practices. He started by saying that Vulnerability is a word that is general in every sense and not as everyone would relate it to the less privileged. He urged everyone to be aware the vulnerability can be seen in almost every aspect of life. Gender Needs; stressed on the need for gender equality. He referred to the fact that women suffer a great deal when it comes to the Agricultural sector and this is something that needs to be changed. Organizations are rising up everywhere to make sure gender equality becomes a normal in the country. Good practice is hence the icing on the cake for bo0oth Vulnerability and Gender Needs.
The second session started with the Presentation of Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Government Investment in Agric. and Climate Change Adaptation. Ms Sade Taiwo took the lead on this as the Lead Researcher.
Next came a presentation on ‘Killer Facts’ undermining efforts at achieving food security and justice under climate change by Ms. Titi Akosa
There was an Official Launch/Book Presentation: (‘Fine Words Do Not Produce Food’; Policy Brief; Facts Sheet) by Ms. Bridget Osakwe, Prof. Ayoola, Mr. Abdulazeez Musa.