The search is on for the winner of the 2018 Africa Food Prize – the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa.

The US$100 000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. 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.

The 2018 winner will be chosen by the Africa Food Prize Committee, an independent body of preeminent leaders that is chaired by former Nigerian President, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 15 May 2018. The winner will be unveiled at a high-profile gala dinner at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2018 in September in Kigali, Rwanda. – All Africa

More information on how to nominate is available on the Africa Food Prize website.