Posted by:Ngina k.
The search for the winner of the 2018 Africa Food Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions leading the effort to enhance sustainability in Africa’s agriculture, has a month to go.
With the closing date for nominations for the US $100,000 prize set for 15th May, 2018, entrants have been urged to take advantage of the remaining period to make their submissions.
Now in its third year, the Prize has continued to grow in stature and popularity. In 2017, a total of 643 outstanding individuals, projects and institutions were put forward for consideration for the prestigious Prize. Nominations came from over 20 African countries in Africa as well as from countries outside the continent.
The 2018 winner will be chosen by the Africa Food Prize Committee, an independent body of preeminent leaders that is chaired by the former Nigerian President, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo.
The 2017 Prize was jointly awarded to Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, a professor and advocate of nutrition from Kenya, and Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, an entrepreneur and agro industrialist from Mali, for their exemplary efforts in driving Africa’s agriculture transformation.
For more information on how to nominate someone please visit www.africafoodprize.org.