NAMES OF CHILDREN: Rotimi and Segun Adesina
President, African Development Bank Group (ADBG)
– Vice-President, Policy and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA);
– Associate Director, Food Security, The Rockefeller, Foundation, New York and later Regional Office Director and Representative for South Africa, 1998-2008;
– Principal Economist and Social Science Research Coordinator, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA);
– Principal Economist and Coordinator of the West Africa Rice Economics Task Force at the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA);
– Assistant Principal Economist at the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT);
– President, African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2008-2010;
– Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2011-2015.
In 1981, Dr. Adesina bagged a First class honours Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics fro University of Ife, Nigeria. In 1998, He completed his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, where he won an award for his Outstanding PhD Thesis.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
– Winner, Prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Social Science Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1988;
– Winner, The YARA Prize, for his Leadership in Pioneering innovative approaches to improve access to agricultural inputs for African Farmers, 2007;
-Recipient, The Cast Communication Award, as a Distinguished scientist, leader and communicator who worked for Africa Green Revolution, 2010;
– Appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as one of 17 global leaders, along with Bill Gates, the Spanish Prime Minister and the President of Rwanda to spearhead the Millennium Development Goals, 2010;
– In 2013, Dr Adesina was named Person of the Year by Forbes Africa Magazine;
– Recognized as World Food Prize Laureate, 2017;
– Conferred with Honours by the Nigerian Defense Academy, October, 2018.
– Recipient, Honorary Doctorate Degree, by Afe Babalola University, October, 2018;
– Recipient, Honorary Doctorate Degree by Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
(1) “Today, yet again, i hear a clarion call, go and do more for Africa” “Thank you Africa”.
(2) ” I dedicate my African of the year award to my darling wife Grace : “whose love has helped me grow, whose strength has held me up, whose wisdom has guided me,whose prayers have lifted me to rise up and keep running,whose sacrifices form the ladder on which i stand tall”
Dr. Adesina speaks French and English Fluently.
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