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Looking for some fun, food-filled adventure in 2017, precisely June 20?
Eat your way across Ikare-Akoko in Ondo State of Nigeria with these tasty festival that celebrate the best food and culture, the true Ondo has to offer.

Ikare-Akoko is a town in Oil rich, Ondo State in South Western Nigeria but most of the time referred to as Ikare. The town has a rich cultural heritage with exciting festivals every year but the one that caught our attention is the popular new yam festival. It is the chief festival in Ikare which is celebrated every June 20.

Ikare is about 100 km from Akure, the Ondo State capital. The city was the divisional headquarters of the old Akoko Division, comprising Oka-Akoko, Isua-Akoko, Okeagbe-Akoko etc. Based on the local government system now practiced in Nigeria, the city is currently the headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government and it is a trading point for the production of Cocoa in the surrounding area. In addition to the new yam festival, Ikare-Akoko is famous throughout West Africa for its decorative pottery.

New Yam Festival
One of the rich cultural heritages which are usually celebrated every June 20 is the popular new yam festival. On this day, Ikare sons and daughters both home and abroad come together to celebrate what is usually termed the starting point of a new year for Ikare land.

At FoodpreneurNews, we set out to achieve our corporate vision, which is to serve as a number one, globally referenced name in food, drinks, agribusiness, and hospitality and travel news medium. We will continue to promote, project and preserve our rich…CULTURE AND HERITAGE by highlighting the tourism potentials of the food festival that celebrates our tradition and history.
To set the tone for the big yam festival later in the year, we were treated to the rich cultural heritage of the Ikare-Akoko people during our brief visit to the town.

To be part of the larger team visiting the town for the yearly popular new yam festival in June 20,including corporate organization that want to support this exciting culinary adventure, indicate your interest in writing to:
The Project Coordinator,
Community Foodcare & Livelihood Tour
Email: [email protected]
Or Send SMS ‘I AM INTERESTED’ to 07059549741 not later than Monday, 8th May, 2017.
And for corporate organization that want to support this culinary tour,

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About The Author

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.