In June, the World Food Prize announced African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina as the 2017 Laureate for his work in improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers, and for laying the foundation for the youth in Africa to engage in agriculture as a profitable business.
AfDB partners with Purdue University to make technologies available to African farmers
Adesina receives American university’s highest honour, the ‘Order of the Griffin’
Creating the next generation of hunger-fighters: Adesina caps World Food Prize week with speech to youth
New World Food Prize Africa Institute to produce Borlaug-Adesina Fellows
“Africa’s pathway out of poverty” - by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, World Food Prize Laureate Luncheon, October 20, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa
Speeches & Op-Eds
Remarks by 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina : Making Farming Cool - Investing in Future African Farmers and Agripreneurs
Remarks Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, World Food Prize Laureate 2017 and President of the African Development Bank, At the Special Event on “Transforming the African Savannah Initiative”, World Food Prize, October 18, 2017, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
“Betting on Africa to Feed the World” - The Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and World Food Prize Laureate 2017, at theIowa State University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 17, 2017.
Transforming agriculture in Africa
The future of Africa depends on agriculture