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ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

Olusegun Obasanjo

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chair of the Africa Food Prize Committee ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Centre, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organisation that conducts agricultural research for development ...

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Obasanjo, other ex-leaders urge govts to support new goal to curb biodiversity loss

Olusegun Obasanjo

Governments worldwide have been called upon to support a new global goal to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030, shown by scientists to be the minimum amount needed to halt global biodiversity loss. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo The call was made on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Campaign for Nature’s Global Steering Committee, a group composed ...

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SERAP seeks law on financing presidential libraries

Yemi Osinbajo

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to propose a bill that would specifically regulate and bring transparency to any future presidential library fundraising process, and make public disclosure of major donations towards the establishment of any such library mandatory. In a veiled reference to the controversial Obasanjo library, the organisation submitted: “Osinbajo should work closely ...

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IFAD’s Dr. Nwanze decorated with maiden Africa Food Prize

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD

IFAD president is honoured for mobilising institutional reforms, innovative policies and programmes, and increased resources to improve the lives of millions. His courageous leadership in fostering solidarity with the continent’s smallholder farmers is also acknowledged Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will be awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize on Wednesday (September ...

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