Agri Nation Network
New Delhi | 23 August 2017
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation and Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, chief of African Union agency, NEPAD have been selected for the 10th Global Agriculture Leadership Awards 2017 in International categories. Mr Quinn has been selected for the International Leadership Award while Dr Mayaki has been selected for African Development Award.
Releasing the list, Dr MJ Khan, chairman, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture said that these two are possibly the most deserving names on the globe for these categories of awards. Ambassador Quinn is the known name in the global agriculture community, and has been instrumental in making World Food Prizes equal to Noble Prizes. He also organizes the World Food Summit and Normal Borlaug Global Dialogue, the two most important global events in the world. Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, as the prime minister of Niger launched many schemes with far reaching implications towards agriculture growth and food security of the nation. Currently as the chief of African Union agency, NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa Development), he is playing critical role in mobilizing global resources and partnerships towards the development of Africa and making it food secure continent.
The Global Agriculture Leadership Awards were instituted by the lone Noble Laureate in Agriculture, Dr. Norman Borlaug who along with Professor MS Swaminathan brought Green Revolution in India. The Awards were instituted in 2008 under the chairmanship of Professor MS Swaminathan. The Awards will be presented on Sept 5, 2017 in New Delhi during the 10th Agriculture Leadership Summit.