Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina
- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria
Agricultural economist and specialist in African agriculture. Member, MDG Advocacy Group. Immediate Past President, African Association of Agricultural Economists. Member of the Board, International Association of Agricultural Economists. Author. Recipient of Borlaug CAST Communications Award (2010). Interests: development of pro-poor agricultural policies, markets and institutions, reduction of rural poverty, management of large research and development operations, development of public-private partnerships to assist African countries to improve opportunities for poor.