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Indigenous crops and smallscale farms: Ruth Oniang’o on Africa’s agricultural future

December 1st, 2017 / The Guardian, UK

The Africa Food Prize winner talks about her work with Kenya’s smallholder farmers, and how indigenous crops can be a tool in the battle against food insecurity and climate change.
When Ruth Oniang’o was working as a nutrition researcher in 1980s Kenya, she noticed an ominous change in the country’s agricultural …

These outstanding women have been named winners of 2017 Africa Food Prize

September 7th, 2017 / Ventures Africa

Leading advocate for nutrition, Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o from Kenya, and agriculture entrepreneur Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly from Mali were each awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize at the African Green Revolution Forum taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Prize recognizes and puts a spotlight on shining examples of …

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize

September 15th, 2016 / Ventures Africa

Dr. Nwanze is to be recognized for his exceptional leadership in putting Africa’s smallholder farmers at the center of the global agricultural agenda. The Africa Food Prize Committee, chaired by Olusegun Obasanjo, acknowledges Nwanze´s courage in tasking African leaders to go beyond promising promises of development, to delivering it. See …