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Biochar 2018 (Biochar Initiative of Nigeria – BIN)

September 10 - September 15

The 1st Biochar Technology Stakeholders’ Meeting was hosted by Bowen University, Iwo in March 2015. The meeting was held in order to draw the attention of participants to the many benefits of biochar technology for sustainable agricultural development, climate change mitigation, soil remediation and energy production. The event was the first of its kind in Nigeria and attracted both academics from nation-al universities and research institutes, as well as farmers from local communities.

The major output of the meeting was the formation of the Nigerian Biochar Initiative (now Biochar Initiative of Nigeria), which, according to the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) in its January/February Newsletter, 2016, is the first major regional biochar group operating in Africa.

Biochar Initiative of Nigeria since has held 2 Annual Conferences after the 1st Biochar Technology Stakeholders meeting in, Bowen University Iwo and University of Ibadan in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The 4th annual conference will be hosted by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. An Executive Committee is now is now in place while member-ship drive is on. For more information, please see; www.biocharng.com

The 1st Biochar Technology Stakeholders’ Meeting was hosted by Bowen University, Iwo in March 2015. The meeting was held in order to draw the attention of participants to the many benefits of biochar technology for sustainable agricultural development, climate change mitigation, soil remediation and energy production. The event was the first of its kind in Nigeria and attracted both academics from nation-al universities and research institutes, as well as farmers from local communities.

The major output of the meeting was the formation of the Nigerian Biochar Initiative (now Biochar Initiative of Nigeria), which, according to the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) in its January/February Newsletter, 2016, is the first major regional biochar group operating in Africa.

Biochar Initiative of Nigeria since has held 2 Annual Conferences after the 1st Biochar Technology Stakeholders meeting in, Bowen University Iwo and University of Ibadan in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The 4th annual conference will be hosted by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. An Executive Committee is now is now in place while member-ship drive is on. For more information, please see; www.biocharng.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  1. Professor D. J Oyedele
    Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
  2. Kingsley Uzoma
    Head, Department of Soil Science, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

HOST:

Prof. J. K Adesodun
HOD, Department Soil Science and Land Management
FUNAAB

CO HOST:

Prof. M. O. ATAYESE
Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production, FUNAAB.

CHIEF HOST:

Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


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Details

Start:
September 10
End:
September 15
Website:
www.biocharng.com

Venue

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB)