The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, won the 2017 World Food Prize. He won it for helping to increase food grown in Africa. He changed many laws. He made it easier for farmers to get loans. Mr Adesina also increased food security for millions of people in Africa.
The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner started the World Food Prize. He helped crops to fight disease. These helped to stop famine in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew up in poverty". He worked hard at school and got a Ph.D. He became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. He helped millions of very poor people in Africa.