The of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has won the 2017 World Food Prize. He won $250,000. He got the for his work in increasing food in Africa. He used his as a top to change many farming laws and made it for small farmers to get business . He also helped farmers grow their crops in a more way. The World Food Prize Foundation said Mr Adesina won the prize, "for driving change 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 is known as the of the "green revolution". He created that produced more food and were better at fighting . They helped to stop famine in Asia in the 1960s. Mr Adesina "grew up in " in Africa. He did his at school and got a Ph.D. in agricultural . He became a leading and became Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture. Adesina used his to help millions of people get out of poverty, especially farmers in Africa.