The Africa Food Prize is the pre-eminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa — from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

Olusegun Obasanjo
Olusegun Obasanjo
The 100,000 U.S. dollar-prize puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

Obasanjo reminded African governments to fully implement the Malabo Declaration on agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods.

He said the award would be one of the efforts aimed at advancing food security and production on the continent to encourage, inspire and bring about transformation.

“We want to encourage, reward and celebrate our hard-working people and to make agriculture attractive enough for more people, especially the teeming youth, to come on board,” Obasanjo told journalists.

He expressed the confidence that the award would grow in stature and prestige to celebrate Africans. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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