The Retreat was held at Dunoma Plaza Hotel, Lafia Nasarawa State from 3rd – 5th October, 2012. The retreat was declared opened by the Nasarawa State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Alh. Yahaya O. Ibrahim. Present also were the Country Director of Helen Keller International, Abuja, the Promotion Expert and other RAC advocates from the three (3) states and participants from Kaduna State where farm trials were on-going , Media representatives, and Senior Staff of the Host state who were there to witness and participate in the Retreat.
The retreat witnessed presentations by the Key resource persons: – Mrs. Mary Umoh on the RAC project, “Advocacy Strategy” and “the Roles and Responsibilities of Advocates”, “Planning, Reporting and Feedback” as well as the “Small Grants Scheme (SGS)” “Nutrition/Vitamin A” and the “Use/Role of Media in Advocacy” was presented by Hadizat Ibrahim – a Nutritionist/Broadcaster, while a presentation on “Sweet Potato Value Addition” was done by Mr. Idowu O. A. of the Federal Polytechnic Offa. Dr. Jude C. Njoku presented a paper on “Agriculture/OFSP”. The retreat also witnessed general discussions by participants mainly, on the presentations by the resource persons. An average of 24 persons participated in the retreat.