IFAD chief on why Africa's leaders are failing agriculture — and what to do about it

International Fund for Agricultural Development President Kanayo Nwanze accepted the inaugural Africa Food Prize in early September at the African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi. Devex caught up with Nwanze following his award acceptance to talk everything from the future of African agriculture leadership to which innovations he wants to see take off in the next five years.

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    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.