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NIGERIA RICE FESTIVAL

20-22 APRIL, 2020

Programme Agenda

Day 1

Monday, 20 April, 2020

9:00 am

Arrival and Registration

Cultural Dance Troop arrives

  Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am – 11:30 am Arrival of Guests/Green Carpet Streaming
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Arrival of Chief Host
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm National Anthem & National Prayer
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Welcome Address by the Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Goodwill Messages:

  • FAO
  • RiPAIN
  • RIFAN
  • Grow Africa/NEPAD
  • NOA
  • UNDP
  • IITA
  • Seed Council
  • UN-Women
  • CPC
  • States Available
1:00 pm – 1: 15pm Nigeria Rice Revolution: A Special Rice Festival Documentary
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Ice breaker by Honourable Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development
1:45pm – 2:15pm Cultural Interlude: Entertainment of Guests by Cultural Dance Troops
2:15pm – 2:40pm Keynote Address by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State and Declaration of Event Open
2:40pm -3:40pm Nigeria Rice Quiz
3:40pm – 4:00pm Tour of Exhibition / Lunch Break

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Break

7:00 pm

Cocktail: Rice Quality Excellence Award

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Arrival of Awardees and Delegates
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Cultural Interlude: Entertainment of Guest by Cultural Dance Troops
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation of Rice Excellence Quality Awards
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Coordinated Photo sessions
9:30 pm – 9:45 pm Special Appearance: Chief Audu Ogbeh Speech on Nutritional Value of Brown Rice
9:45 pm – 10:00 pm Vote of Thanks: Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD)
   
   

Day 2

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

8:00 am – 9:30 am Media Parley 1: Walk4Nigeria Rice
10:00 am – 11:30 am Paper Presentation
11:30am – 12:30pm Panel Discussions
12:30 pm B2B & Networking
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Delegates’ Field Visit to Rice Farms and Mills in Ebonyi State
3: 00 pm – 3:30 pm

You Think you know about Rice?

Nutrition & Health benefit of eating Nigeria Rice: Short Video

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Media Parley 2: Tastes of Nigeria Rice + “Eat Nigeria Rice Talk Shows”

 

Day 3

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am Rice Media Parley 3: Exhibitors & Participants
10:00 am – 10:30 am Recap of Day 1 & 2
10:30 am – 11:30 am Identification of host of 2022 Edition & Adoption of Communique
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remark
  Good bye and See you in the next Edition