Akinwumi Adesina named 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

PUBLISHED: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:11:53 GMT

Known as ‘Africa’s Norman Borlaug, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina was last night named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina was recognised for his transformation reforms that have helped millions across Africa gain access to agricultural technologies.

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