Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank Group.
He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, during which he implemented bold policy reforms and created new agricultural investment programmes to expand opportunities for the private sector.
A distinguished development economist and agricultural development expert, he was Vice-President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York.
He has received a number of global awards for his leadership and work in agriculture and economic development.
The future belongs inexorably to the continent of Africa. By 2050, it will have the same population as China and India do now. There will beburgeoning consumer demand from a growing middle class, a population of nearly 2 billion people,of...