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CGIAR celebrates with Dr Akinwumi Adesina, this year’s World Food Prize Laureate

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has today been recognized as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

A celebrated agricultural development expert, Dr Adesina held several positions at CGIAR Research Centers in his career, including the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and AfricaRice.

He has been instrumental in his ongoing support of CGIAR while in key positions at the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and as Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria – which he has used to galvanize political will to transform African agriculture – as well as in his current role as President of the African Development Bank.

“Today at CGIAR we celebrate with Dr Adesina. We recognize his long standing personal and professional commitment to agricultural development and celebrate his continued and unwavering support for the work of CGIAR,” said Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organisation.

Details: CGIAR congratulates food price winner.

 

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