Calabar, Nigeria | November 25-26, 2014

The second NDDF of 2014 attracted more than 600 participants and focused on investment opportunities in local agricultural value chain commodities of the Niger Delta. It purposefully aligned with the Federal Government of Nigeria's Agricultural Transformation Agenda and the Vision 20:20:20. The Forum also coincided with the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government declaration of 2014 as the "Year of Agriculture and Food Security."

As a business, Niger Delta agriculture is diversified and offers many opportunities for investment. In order for the sector to achieve its growth potential in the region, there must be increased spending on crop production, food processing and preservation, livestock and fisheries production, machinery and more. The NDDF Calabar brought together leaders from local and national government, civil society, business, the development community and resource-poor farmers to explore policies, programs and partnerships for stimulating investment in Niger Delta agriculture over the next two to five years.

NDDF Calabar followed NDDF Washington, DC on 23 October 2014 and NDDF Benin City, Nigeria that took place in November 2013. The 2013 NDDF attracted more than 285 representative from government, civil society organizations, private businesses, trade unions, parliamentarians, academics and other international organizations.
Participants identified systemic constraints to sustained growth in the Niger Delta and interventions for addressing those challenges.