Profile: Akinwunmi Adesina

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will give a public lecture at Wageningen UR on Friday 14 November 2014. He will speak about ‘Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity’.
I am looking forward to hearing his vision for the green revolution now in Africa and the role Nigeria has to play

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Akinwunmi Adesina is Vice President (Policy and Partnerships) for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization established with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of bringing a green revolution to Africa, and lifting millions of poor farmers out of poverty and food insecurity.
Mr. Adesina has over 20 years of experience in African agriculture, development policy and rural development.

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