Ag2Nut Nigeria, ANH Academy and HORTSON Webinar: The role of horticulture during COVID-19

Date and Time: 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00


Virtual - time indicated in London time



Speakers: Shirley Isibhakhomen Ejoh, H.A. Akintoye and Caleb Ibukun 

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

Time: 09:00 New York / 13:00 Accra / 14:00 Lagos / 15:00 Rome / 16:00 Addis / 18:30 Delhi / 20:00 Jakarta / 21:00 Beijing

Evidence shows horticulture can foster food security, particularly in urban settings where access to healthy options is limited but needed to ensure adequate nutrition and prevent non-communicable diseases.  Foods such as fruits, vegetables and spices play a key role in the health and wellbeing of families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting diets and food security are in jeopardy around the world, with markets, affordability and access to healthy and acceptable options out of reach for many. This webinar will focus on the nutritional and food security role of horticulture in communities during this exceptional time, with presentations from Dr. H. A. Akintoye on fruits, Caleb Ibukun Olanipekun on vegetables and Shirley Isibhakhomen Ejoh on spices.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with Ag2Nut Nigeria and Horticultural Society of Nigeria.

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The webinar will last 60 minutes, including a presentation and discussion session.




Shirley Isibhakhomen Ejoh, University of Ibadan


H.A. Akintoye, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

Caleb Olanipekun, World Vegetable Center


Anna Herforth, Ag2Nut