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Cassava is a root vegetable widely consumed in developing countries. It provides some important nutrients and resistant starch, which may have health benefits. I was marvel to see various derivatives from Cassava at one Agripreneur Conference in Owerri, Imo State recently where International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) participated. I will be happy to see various State government that are talking of empowering both the youths, fresh but unemployed graduates, single parents, retirees, etc to partner with IITA to organize a short training programme that will be beneficial to all at a minimal cost.

The management of FoodpreneurNews was officially invited as the media partner to cover the AGRICON’20. And we are glad to note that the Publisher of the magazine, Mr. Rasaq Oke was the compere at the grand occasion that has in attendance the Director-General of Nigerian Quarantine Service and the Regional Manager of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and the Deputy Controller of the Nigerian Custom Service in attendance

FoodpreneurNews Magazine encourage us to key into this training programme. You can reach us to get more details on this.

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Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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