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Africa Food Prize

Date: Jan 01, 2016
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 As someone keenly interested in boosting food production and incomes on Africa's family farms, we are pleased to inform you that yesterday in Ghana, highlevel officials from across Africa, led by former Nigerian President H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, launched a prestigious new award called the Africa Food Prize.

 

Dear Colleague,

As someone keenly interested in boosting food production and incomes on Africa's family farms, we are pleased to inform you that yesterday in Ghana, highlevel officials from across Africa, led by former Nigerian President H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, launched a prestigious new award called the Africa Food Prize.

 

 

 

 

The US $100,000 accolade will recognize outstanding individuals and institutions that are changing the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. Winners will be selected by a panel of independent and distinguished leaders in African agriculture chaired by President H.E Obasanjo.

The Africa Food Prize will shine a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to help millions of smallholder farmers deliver a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity. It's a successor of the Yara Prize, which was first established by Yara International ASA in 2005.

The Africa Food Prize builds on the values and principles of the Yara Prize by giving the most prestigious award in African agriculture a distinct African identity and African ownership. The award is being funded jointly by AGRA and Yara. There is short video here that highlights of the evolution of this coveted award.

We encourage you to embrace this opportunity to honor the best and brightest in African agriculture by nominating candidates for the Africa Food Prize who are dedicated to putting smallholder farmers at the center of Africa’s growing economies. For more information on the Africa Food Prize and to learn about the nomination process, visit the Africa Food Prize web site at www.africafoodprize.org.

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

President
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa