The AESON annual conference is the largest gathering of Extension Professionals in Africa, orgnized annually it draws participants globally each year is centered on a theme that tallys with the aims, goals and mission of AESON.

Yearly AESON conferences and themes

NO DATE VENUE YEAR THEME
1st 28th February-4th March Agricultural and Rural Management Institute (ARMTI) Ilorin 1994 Issue and Priorities for Nigeria’s Agricultural Extension in the 21st century.
2nd 24th -26th September Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1995 Issues and Perspective in Technology Transfer for Food Security in the Present and future.
3rd   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile –Ife 1996  Towards the Survival of Agricultural Extension System in Nigeria
4th 17th -19th June Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1998  Sustainable Agricultural Extensions in Nigerian
5th 13th -15 April  University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1999  Agricultural Extensions Research and Development in Nigeria
6th 8th -10th April  University of Ibadan 2000  Agricultural Extension and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria.
7th 19th -23rd August Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 2001 Privatization and Commercialization of Agricultural Extension Services Delivery in Nigeria: Prospects & Problems
8th 16th-19th September University of Benin 2002  Stake Holder Participation for Strengthening Agricultural Extension Practice and Food Security in Nigeria.
9th 11th  – 14th  March Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife 2004 Structure and Operation of Agricultural Extension in Democratic and Deregulated Economy
10th 14th  – 17th  June National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi 2005 Capacity  Building in Nigeria  Agricultural Extension System
11th 3rd  – 6th – April Federal University of Agriculture,   Abeokuta 2006 Changing Perspectives in Extension Innovation System In Nigeria
12th 5TH –6TH JULY University of Maiduguri 2007 Agricultural Extension and the Challenges of the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs).
13th 8th  -11th  April Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike 2008 Developing   Agricultural Extension Policy for Nigeria
14th 21st  -24th  April Federal University of Technology, Minna 2009 Food Crisis in  Nigeria and Challenges for Agricultural Extension
15th 10th   -14th  May Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife 2010 Challenges to Agricultural Development and Practice in   Nigeria
16th 21st  -24th  March  Bayero University, Kano 2011 Agricultural Extension Education and the Attainment Of MDGs: Challenges and Opportunities
17th 11th – 14th University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2012 Extension Strategies  for  Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change
18th 5th – 9th May Nasarawa  State University 2013 Transforming Nigerian Agriculture Through Agricultural Extension
19TH 27th -30th April Federal University of Technology Owerri 2014 The State of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria
20TH 15th -17th May Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2015 Agricultural Extension and Sustainable Farm Families
21ST 16TH -21ST April University of Ibadan 2016 Repositioning Agricultural Extension for Sustainable Agricultural Development and National Economic Regeneration”
22nd 23-26TH  April University of Port Harcourt 2017 Mainstreaming Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Extension

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