A brief history of the Association
The Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria, formerly known as Nigeria Organic Agriculture Network (NOAN) gradually evolved as far back as 2008 when some concerned academics (Profs. J. A Omueti, Prof. G.O Adeoye, Dr. O. O AdeOluwa from University of Ibadan, Prof. Odeyemi from Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Jonathan Babatola (Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for Organic Research and Development (OOCORD) and Prof. J.A Adediran (IAR&T, lbadan) met on several occasions at Ibadan to deliberate on the relevance of the newly emerging production system referred to as organic agriculture to agriculture in Nigeria. The Association was thereafter adopted as a national movement to coordinate organic agriculture activities in Nigeria at a meeting held on September 05, 2008 at Ibadan. The Association finally got registered (RC 529446) with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja in 2010 under the name of Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria. The Association is actively involved in on-going continental projects such as the Ecological Agriculture Project Initiative (EOA-I) and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform, and is well aligned to the AU-Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) agenda, the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Plan (CAADP) Results framework, the Malabo declaration and Agenda 2063.
Strategic Plan 2017 – 2030
The six pillars of the Ecological Organic Agriculture
The six pillars of the African Organic Action Plan are an integral part of NOAN EOA to wit:
- Research, training and extension
- Information and communication
- Value chain and market development
- Networking and partnership.
- Supportive policies and programmes
- Institutional capacity development