Friday, July 7, 2017

AfricaRice Director General congratulates AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina – 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

Hearty Congratulations from AfricaRice to
Dr Akinwumi Adesina – 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

AfricaRice Director General Dr Roy-Macauley (left) with
African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina
On behalf of the AfricaRice family and on my own personal behalf, I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for this richly deserved honor of being awarded the 2017 World Food Prize, known as the “Nobel Prize’’ for Food and Agriculture.

AfricaRice would like to share this proud moment with you because of your close association with the Center, first as a member of staff when the Center was called WARDA and your continued support to its activities in your various other capacities, wherein food and agriculture have been key in your vision for the development of Africa.

Your profound vision to transform the agricultural sector in Africa into an engine of economic growth through strong policies, institutions and leadership and your relentless efforts to uplift smallholder farmers in Africa are certainly most deserving of the World Food Prize.

All through your distinguished career, you have been one of the most passionate and committed supporters of agricultural research and development for Africa. You will without doubt continue to be an inspiration to young African professionals, providing them with a shining example they can emulate in their own lives.

As you write the next proud chapter in the transformation of African agriculture and the economic development of the continent, we offer our wholehearted support for the realization of your vision of a prosperous, productive and food-secure Africa.

Sincerely yours,

AfricaRice Director General

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