“Africa’s Norman Borlaug” to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development  Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has pledged to devote the prize money to a fund in support of young African farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs, or “agripreneurs.” “I hereby commit my $250,000 as a cash prize for the World Food Prize award to set up a fund fully dedicated to providing financing for the youth of Africa in agriculture to feed Africa,” Adesina said Thursday, evoking a standing ovation at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines. “We will arise and feed Africa.” 

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