This webinar took place on October 26 and explored the new Nigerian PVP Act and its potential for agricultural transformation in Nigeria.

The webinar had the following objectives:

  • Update stakeholders on the potential of PVP Act to promote increased staple crop productivity for smallholder farmers in Nigeria through investment in plant breeding and crop variety development
  • Popularize the PVP Act as an incentive to plant Breeders for the development of new varieties to contribute to sustainable progress in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry.
  • Create awareness on progress of the administration and implementation of the PVP System for a better Agricultural Transformation in Nigeria


  • Ojogu, Ekum Oba, Agricultural Development & Food Security Expert, NASC


  • Dr. Philip Ojo, Director General, NASC
  • Mr. Arch Kabiru Ibrahim, President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN)
  • Dr. Folarin Okelola, STA to DG, NASC
  • Prof. Chidozie Egesi, President, Nigerian Plant Breeders Association
  • Dr. Hadiza Yaro, Business Development ManagerEast West Seed International
  • Mr. Olumide Ibikunle, Commercial Lead, Corteva Agriscience
  • Mr. Raoul Haegens, Manager, Naktuinbouw

Full webinar recording: