On Monday, September 7, 2019,  Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Isaac  Osakwe and Chairman, LOC for the 3rd International Conference on Food Security and Hidden Hunger organized by Faculty of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi state, Prof. Dr. Johnny Ogunji, led officers of Nutrition Society of Nigeria and guest speaker, Prof. Dr. Dieter Trautz on courtesy visit on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba and other  Officers of the University, at the VC’s Conference Room.

VC, Prof. Nwajiuba receiving the Guest speaker Prof. Dr. Dieter Trautz, and other guests.

Prof Isaac Osakwe told VC and others present for the visit that they were there to brief VC and the Principal Officers on the 3rd International Conference on Food Security and Hidden Hunger organized by the faculty of Agriculture with the theme; Implications of Hidden Hunger on Nutrition and Health Security in the face of Climate change, scheduled for October 7 -9, 2019   and to request for their presence at the opening ceremony. He introduced the guests, among who were the Keynote Speaker, Prof Dr. Dieter Trautz from the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrueck, Germany, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, Mr. John Chukwuemeka Uruakpa, Head of Micro Nutrient Deficiency Control Program in Federal Ministry of Health, and President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr. Bartholomew Brai.

Prof. Nwajiuba addressing the guest and Officers of the university

.Prof. Nwajiuba welcomed the guests and wished them fruitful stay, stating that he was happy that the university keyed into the programme and promised that management would do everything possible to ensure they had all that is needed to make the conference a success. The guest in turn thanked him for the warm reception, pointing out that they appreciated the rapid development going on in the university and did not hesitate to acknowledge VC for his great strides and achievements in the University.

DVC (Academic), Prof Sunday Elom delivering speech at the Conference.

Prof. Dr. Johnny Ogunji appreciated all participants on  behalf of the Steering and Selection Committees of Hidden Hunger Conference Awards, and congratulated the First Ladies of Ebonyi State, Her Excellency Chief Mrs. (Deconess) Rachel Ogonna Umahi, and Abia State, Her Excellency, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, The President African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, The Head of Micronutrients Deficiency Control (MNDC) Program in Federal Ministry of Health Mr. John Chukwuemeka Uruakpa and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) for being selected to receive the 2019 AE-FUNAI Hidden Hunger Reduction Ambassador Award in the different categories.

Prof. Isaac Osakwe, making opening remarks

Prof. Dr. Ogunji speaking at the ConferencE

 In his remarks, Prof. Dr. Isaac I. Osakwe, said that the conference should address crucial issues that will provide solutions to the threats of food security and hidden hunger in the land.

DVC, Academic, Prof. Sunday Elom, who represented VC at the opening ceremony for the conference, held at NEEDS and Assessment Building welcomed participants  and guests present for the event, urging them to fully engage in exchange of ideas and share experiences on transforming food systems for a healthy future and there after declared the event open.

Prof Dr. Dieter Trautz, making his presentation.

 The Keynote Speaker, Prof Dr. Dieter Trautz made presentation on the theme of the conference with emphasis on Sustainable Intensification in Africa, especially the essentials needed in meals for healthier development.

Cross section of guest and participants at the Int’l Conference.

Highlights of the event were awards of excellence to Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Deaconess Racheal Ogonna Umahi, Wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State, and Mr. John Chukwue

Award Presentations

VC, in group picture with the guests and University Officers





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