Cocoa Festival Conference

Friday 1st December 2017 – COCOA FESTIVAL CONFERENCE

PRE – OPENING CONFERENCE SESSIONS on Thursday 30 November, 2017 between 2pm – 5pm

Panel 1: Understanding the strategic role of women in cocoa from a production perspective.

Panel 2: Challenges faced by FMCG Operations and how they are addressed

OFFICIAL OPENING: The Festival Conference on Sustainability from a cultural perspective will be declared opened at 10.00am by The Hon Minister, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Morning Session: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Governor, State of Osun and Ministerial Addresses by Hon Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Hon Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry

Afternoon Session: 2pm – 6pm

Panel 1 – The role of key stakeholders along the value chain of cocoa from production to consumption

Panel 2 – Producing Cocoa, Protecting the Environment and Preserving the Livelihood.

Panel 3  –  Funding Cocoa projects – Challenges and way forward


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Comment List

  • Betty Afolabi 21 / 09 / 2017 Reply

    This is a nice forum,. My question is: Can a prospective Cocoa farmer come for the conference?

  • Chizobam Etobe 21 / 09 / 2017 Reply

    Thank you very much for getting in touch. Can you please send us an email. The address: with Subject Matter: Women in Cocoa Discussion

  • Chizobam Etobe 21 / 09 / 2017 Reply

    The Conference is open to those who have interests not only in cocoa but agriculture as a whole as it will be addressing sustainability, the value chain and operational challenges, the environment as well as funding. It will be a good forum for a prospective Cocoa farmer to gain a lot of knowledge.

  • 'tópé Boaz 09 / 10 / 2017 Reply

    Kindly advise on registration process.

    • Chizobam Etobe 13 / 10 / 2017 Reply

      You can download the registration form by clicking on the prompt at the bottom of the page. Complete it and send back to us. Thank you

  • Tunde Olafimihan 08 / 11 / 2017 Reply

    I have followed Kabiyesi and the Eti Oni Cocoa project with keen interest and I will like to commend the focus and dedication giving to the development of the Cocoa industry in Nigeria. In the meantime, what is the plan to develop a robust Farmers cooperative that will project and protect the local farmers in Nigeria? Is there any plan for a cocoa board or Cocoa commodity exchange or farmers commodity exchange where we can all pool resources of our farm produce and do a single contact and engagement with prospective farmers? Can we partner with companies who can help turn our produce to semi-finished or finished goods with the focus on generating additional resources to aid the government in the drive for non-oil foreign exchange and exports?

  • Damilola oladele 16 / 11 / 2017 Reply

    Can a cocoa seller come for the conference and is there any fees to be pay before attending?

  • Kenneth Osanebi 30 / 11 / 2017 Reply

    For future events, invitations should be extended to key stakeholders like NIRSAL, DAWN Commission etc. These two organizations are presently working on the “Let’s Do Cocoa” project, which involves all the coca producing states in the country.

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