Friday, October 20, 2017

Adesina commits $250,000 to African youths in agriculture





Nigeria’s image received a boost on Thursday before the international community as former Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally received the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate award in the US.

Adesina was conferred with the laureate in Des Moines, U. S. during which he committed the 250,000 dollars cash prize to set up a fund for financing African youths in agriculture.

Adesina had been announced as the winner of the global feat by the WFP for his dogged determination and practical commitment to boosting agriculture and food supply chain both as Minister of Agriculture and President of AfDB. Adesina, who is also the President of African Development Bank, commended his staff for the shared passion to feed Africa.

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