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Nigeria: New organic research centre

The Netherlands-based Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute has been contracted to set up a new organic research and development centre in Nigeria.

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Its main activities will be to provide training on organic farming and value chain management, to determine potential crops for the export and to carry out market surveys. The centre will also initiate conversion projects.

The project will be carried out from February 2011 until  2014 and will be implemented in cooperation with the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Organic Research and Development. The first year of the project will be the pilot phase, including the development of an action plan for 2012 to 2014. The Nigerian Government is financing the project. The main reason for them to launch the project is that "Agriculture has continued to remain the basis foundation and strength to the Nigerian  economy."

Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute has been selected thanks to their experience and track record in organic agriculture in African countries, e.g. the EPOPA project (www.gloink.se/epopa).

Source: LouisBolk.org: New organic research centre Nigeria

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  • Bo van Elzakker, Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institiute. Driebergen, The Netherlands

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Bo van Elzakker
Agro Eco - Louis Bolk Institute
Hoofdstraat 24
3972 LA  Driebergen
Netherlands
Tel.  + 31 (0) 343 523 860
Fax + 31 (0) 343 515 611
info(at)louisbolk.org
Internet www.louisbolk.org

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