NEPAD Agency CEO, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki is the winner of the 2017 African Agriculture Leadership Award, awarded by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in New Delhi, India.
“I am pleased to convey the decision of the National Organising Committee of 10th Global Agriculture Leadership Awards 2017, which met in New Delhi on Aug 1, 2017, under the Chairmanship of Prof. MS Swaminathan, Father of India’s Green Revolution, to confer upon you the African Agriculture Leadership Award 2017 for your pioneering work spanned over three decades towards empowering African farm and farmers through innovative policies, promoting agriculture research, investments, technology development, partnerships and international cooperation, which have positively impacted the lives of large number of farmers in African continent”, said Dr. MJ Khan, Chairman of ICFA.
Agriculture Leadership Awards were launched in 2008 to recognize the leadership roles played by individuals and institutions, which are positively impacting the lives of farmers and rural masses. The Awards are presented in different areas including Policy, Research, Extension, Farming, Industry, Environment, Innovations, Entrepreneurship, CSR, Development, Life Time Achievements, International Policies and State Leaderships.
Congratulations to NEPAD CEO for this recognition and for his effective leadership in spurring development initiatives across the African continent.