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World Food Prize laureate: future of African youth lies in agriculture, not Europe

June 28th, 2017 / VoA.com

Making agriculture profitable and “cool” for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe, said the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Akinwumi Adesina was named the winner of this year’s World Food Prize on Monday for his decades-long work to …

“Africa must start by treating agriculture as a business”, says AfDB president

May 11th, 2017 / African Business Magazine

“No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector,” says Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank. “Agriculture, which contributes 16.2% of the GDP of Africa, and gives some form of employment to over 60% of the population, …