The of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, won the 2017 World Food Prize. He won $250,000. He won for his in increasing food in Africa. He changed laws and made it for farmers to get . He also helped farmers grow in a more modern way. Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food for millions across the continent".
The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize created the World Food Prize. He created that were at fighting disease. They helped to stop in Asia. Mr Adesina "grew up in " in Africa. He did his at and got a Ph.D. He became a top and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his to help millions of people in Africa to get out of poverty.