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Parallel Sessions

The Nordic Nigeria
Connect 2023

Agri Business-
Securing The Future Of Food System With International and Local Partnerships


Securing The Future Of Food System With International & Local Partnerships


By the Embassy of Denmark in Abuja


Lagos Continental Hotel,  Victoria Island,  Lagos  |  14th November 2023  |  13:45 - 16:00



14:00 - 14:05

Opening by Moderator

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Ms. Victoria Epelle

Commercial Advisor Food & Agriculture, Denmark

14:05 - 14:15

Introduction: Wake up call on food Insecurity

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Ms. Abiola Olusanya

Honourable Commissioner of Agriculture, Lagos State

14:15 - 14:45

Key Note Arla Foods Nigeria

A pathway to sustainable dairy farming & production in Nigeria – The Arla Story

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Mr. Snorri Sigurdsson

Senior Manager, Arla Foods Nigeria

14:45 - 14:55

Break Session

14:55 - 15:45

Panel Discussion: Securing the future of food systems with international partnerships

Nordic Participants

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Mr. Henrik Soussi

Viking Genetics

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Mr. Carsten Friis Poulsen

Dalum Academy of Training Business.

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Mr. Roudy Akiki

CT Technology

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Mr. Kayode Oguntayo


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Mr. Ayobami Oladipo


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Mr. Ida Thoft Jensen


15:45 - 15:55

Question Answer session with Audience & Participants

15:55 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

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Ms. Victoria Epelle

Commercial Advisor Food & Agriculture, Denmark

Details of Agri Business Panel Discussions


Ad 1: Topic Header- Wake up call on food Insecurity

Intro to the Nigerian situation on food emergency

- Overview of status on food security and nutrition in Nigeria covering; impact on social economic & political development, climate change and eco system degradation, conflict and insecurity, post harvest loss and supply chains.
- Possibility of engaging youth, implementation of water management solutions, leveraging on existing famer associations to address the issues.

Ad. 2: Key Note Arla Foods:

Arla is a dairy cooperative owned by more than 8,000 farmers across seven countries in Northern Europe. Our cooperative roots go all the way back to the 1880s, and our structure means that we work collaboratively to create a sustainable long term future for dairy. Our story in Nigeria is not far off, following many years of successful trading of our dairy products like Dano milk, Lurpak, Arla Puck cream cheese to name a few, we have now expanded our business focus by establishing, in Kaduna in North-Nigeria, the first Arla owned farm in the history of our company. This farm is one of the most advanced dairy farms in Africa, if not the most advanced, and will serve as beacon for the future of dairy farming in both Nigeria and Africa. With the construction of the farm we also work with local small holder dairy farmers, organized into cooperatives, and contribute to their development by sharing knowledge on animal welfare, feed efficiency, as well as best practices for improved productivity.

Ad. 3: Panel Discussion incl. introduction: Securing the future of food system with international & local partnerships

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