For his diligent work in increasing food production in Africa, Dr. Adesina was announced today as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Spearheading agricultural production through innovative policy reform and financing opportunities, Dr. Adesina has helped smallholder farmers and expanded food production across the continent.
Known as ‘Africa’s Norman Borlaug,’ 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Akinwumi Adesina led transformational reforms that helped millions across Africa gain access to agricultural technologies that raised farm production and farmer income. He will be honored with the Prize this October in Des Moines, IA. #FoodPrize17