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Maize from the Motherland

At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a little bit of everything — millet, sorghum, maize, rice and peanuts — to support and nourish the family, often coming up with only a basketful of grains.  At a young age, Maïmouna Coulibaly watched her mother tilling the fields, growing a Continue Reading

Champions for nutrition, food security and agribusiness named winners of 2017 Africa Food Prize

Leading advocate for nutrition Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Kenya and agriculture entrepreneur Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, Mali will share the USD 100,000 prize Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 6 September 2017 – Two women, working at both ends of the agriculture supply chain in Africa, have each been awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize. Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Continue Reading

First Africa Food Prize awarded to Kanayo F. Nwanze for courageous leadership in fostering solidarity with Africa’s smallholder farmers

IFAD president honored for mobilizing institutional reforms, innovative policies and programs, and increased resources to improve the lives of millions. 6 September 2016 (NAIROBI, KENYA) – Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will be awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize tomorrow evening at the African Green Revolution Forum Continue Reading