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Akinwumi Adesina

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Nigeria

Biography

As Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Adesina is championing agricultural investments in one of Africa’s fastest growing economies through bold policy reforms.  He is a consummate scholar of African agriculture and economics with more than 20 years of experience managing successful agricultural programs across Africa. Until his appointment as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2011, he was the Vice President of Policy & Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) an organization which works to improve African food security.