ADB President Adesina receives $250K award, dedicates it to young farmers

The Governor of the State of Iowa USA, Kim Reynolds, has officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, on behalf of the World Food Prize Foundation. — “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim …


5 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa’s rise: despite solid economic growth and progress in poverty alleviation, people’s views on the region’s outlook remain stubbornly polarised. Let me state up front that I am cautiously optimistic that Africa is taking off. …