World Food Prize Winner: Immense Challenges Lie Ahead
|06/29/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
This year’s World Food Prize has been awarded to African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, for his work to improve the lives of millions of small farmers across the African continent — especially in Nigeria, where he was once the agriculture minister.
Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, said the $250,000 award reflected Adesina’s “breakthrough achievements” in Nigeria and his leadership role in the development of AGRA — the nonprofit Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
For example, Quinn said, “our laureate introduced the E-Wallet system, which broke the back of the read more >>>