Corteva Agriscience partners with AGRF in celebrating Africa’s agricultural champions
04-09-2019 12:30:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 2171 | Tags:

Corteva Agriscience has partnered with collaborating with the Agriculture Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) celebrate this year’s ‘Agriculture & Food Security Prize’ winners. The winners will be sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™ to attend the World Food Prize events in the United States.

Corteva expressed its honour being part of the effort to enable the advancement of agriculture in Africa while congratulating this year’s winner of the prestigious Africa Food Prize, Uganda’s Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal’s Baba Dioum.

According to the agriculture body, its investment in partnership is aimed at providing farmers access to proven, safe, and transformative agricultural innovations that help improve their yields and income potential while also improving nutrition outcomes across the continent. Agriculture is at a crossroads and Africa is at the forefront of this change.

The African Food Prize is the preeminent award for recognizing these extraordinary individuals whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

Corteva Agriscience™ is actively contributing to the dialogue. Our goal is to provide an open, informative, balanced view of both the challenges facing the global agricultural industry and the many ways they are being met.

An advocate for food security and agricultural sustainability, Corteva works to secure and sustain the food supply chain worldwide. As an innovator in the agricultural industry – integrating cutting-edge technology into farming, Corteva shares their knowledge and experiences so that farmers from small-scale to large-scale, can protect their land and increase yields.

In line with their objectives to help farmers improve their farming businesses, this year Corteva joins the AGRF in sponsoring the prize.

“We join in this initiative because our primary aim is to champion collaboration and knowledge-sharing as we believe the determination and human resourcefulness can power the future of agriculture. We are grounded in the land, listening to and learning from farmers – so that we can be true advocates for their interests” said Betty Kiplagat, Government and Industry Affairs Leader, Corteva Agriscience™, Africa and Middle-East.

The prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda and changing the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive, to a business that thrives.