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Nutritious Food Fair 2016

The 2016 Nutritious Food Fair is a three-day event that will bring together stakeholders in International & National Research institutions, Agriculture, Health, Education, Science & Technology and Trade & Commerce, including Government Representatives, Development & Donor Agencies, Small, Medium and Large Scale Food Industries, Input Dealers, Seed Companies, Researchers, Farmers, Processors, Consumers, Entertainment and the Media, among others. An estimated 5,000 persons will participate in the event.

Attractions at the fair include exhibition of nutrient-rich crop varieties and their food derivatives; commercially processed nutritious foods; local technologies for cassava and maize processing; cooking, quiz and dance competitions; awards to best farmers, processors, marketers and advocates; raffle draws and screening of award-winning movie - ‘Yellow Cassava’ with appearances of some Nollywood celebrities and live performances by top musicians and comedia…

Osun State Free Meals Have Made More Students Enrol In School – Report Reveals

Mrs Olubunmi Ayoola, Programme officer of the Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme (O’MEAL), says the free meal programme in the state has boosted enrollment of pupils in public schools.
Ayoola spoke on Friday in Osogbo while receiving a delegation from Niger State on a three-day visit to understudy the O’MEAL programme of the state.
She said that the Gov. Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state would continue to implement the feeding programme in spite of the scarce financial resources available to the state.
“Through this programme, there has been a relative increase in pupils’ enrollment in the state public schools,’’ Ayoola said.
She said that the programme also impacted positively on the state’s economy as food vendors and farmers were empowered in the process.
In her remarks, Mrs Afiniki Dauda, Special Adviser to Niger State Governor on Empowerment and Social Protection, who led the delegation, commended Gov. Aregbesola for the programme.