Aims And Objective

  1. Create awareness, among key policymakers in both public and private institutions to recognize the essential role of food safety in the production, preparation, manufacturing, preparation, distribution, storage and sale of food and food products

  2. Assist the Government of Nigeria, identify, attract and mobilize investments and appropriate technologies for the agro-allied industry, especially for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises.

  3. Strengthen collaboration and coordination between various stakeholders involved in each of the sectors of the food supply chain (Farm -to-Table) to prevent, detect and respond to foodborne diseases
    The Forum will be held over 2 days and consist of an Opening Session and 3 Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions will focus on: National and International Food Safety Governance; Nigeria Value Chain Improvements; Industry Engagement, Investment, and Technology in Food Safety.

    The Nigeria Food Safety and Investment Forum will bring together high level representatives and stakeholders engaged in food safety governance and the food industry within and outside the country.  It is expected that at the end of the conference participants will be exposed to:

    1. Latest developments in national food safety policies, regulatory frameworks, and challenges in food safety.
    2. Best food safety practices and identification future industry capacity needs especially the SMEs to meet national and international standards
    3. Identify areas of cooperation and collaboration between the various sectors of the food supply chain that can lead to greater investments especially for SMEs.
    Technical Session 1: Paper Presentation and Panel Discussion
    Topic: “National and International Food Safety Governance”
    Lead Presenter: Ms. Ellen Lopes PhD, Executive Director, Food Design Concept, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    1. Panel of Discussants
      1. Prof I. Adewole, Hon Minister of Health
      2. Mrs. Yemisi Oni, Ag. Director General, NAFDAC
      3. Representative, DG SANTE, Directorate G Brussels, Belgium
      4. Fubara A. Chukwu, Chairman, NFSMC
      5. Dr. Vincent Isegbe, Coordinating Director, NAQS
      6. Representative, WHO, Geneva
    Technical Session 2: Paper Presentation and Panel Discussion
    Topic: “Nigeria Value Chain Improvement”
    Lead Presenter: Dr. Heiner Lehr, UNIDO International Expert and Partner, Synthesa Partners and Associates, Strandgate, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    1. Panel of Discussants 2:
      1. Chief Audu I. Ogbe (OFR) Honourable Minster of Agriculture and Rural Development
      2. Mr. W. A. Ezeagu, Nigerian Export Promotion Council 
      3. Dr. Dahiru J M Adamu, National President, NIFST
      4. Prof. M.O. Iwe, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
      5. Representative, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)
      6. Representative, FAO, Ethiopia
    Technical Session 3: Paper Presentation and Panel Discussion
    Topic: “Industrial Development, Investment and Technology in Food Safety Capacity Building”
    Lead Presenter: Mr. Simon Padilla, Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), Geneva, Switzerland
    1. Panel of Discussants 3:
      1. Director, Department of Trade, FMITI
      2. Mrs. Dupe Atoki, Director General, CPC
      3. Chief Duro Kuteyi, MD Spectra Foods Limited
      4. Heather Akanni, Special Adviser, Quality Assurance and Standards, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, and Rural Development
      5. Dr. Lawrena Okoro, Director of laboratory Services, NiNAS
    Participants are high-level representatives of Policymakers including:
    • Food safety regulatory authorities
    • Food industry associations 
    • Representatives of relevant Ministries (FMoH, FMARD, FMenv, FMST)
    • Food science professional body (NIFST)
    • International Organizations (UNIDO, FAO, WHO, GIZ, USAID)
    • Private sector representatives from food industry
    • Members of the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP)
    • Members of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
    • Standard and Trade Development Facility(STDF)
    • ITPO Nigeria
    Day 1 Presentations: Day 2 Presentations:
    In Collaboration with: