Kanayo F. Nwanze

Kanayo F. Nwanze
  • President
    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

1971, BSc in Agricultural Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; 1975, PhD in Agricultural Entomology, Kansas State University, US. Over 30 years' experience in poverty reduction through agriculture, rural development and research; 10 years as Director-General, Africa Rice Centre, instrumental in introducing and promoting New Rice for Africa; senior positions, research centres affiliated with Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Since 2009, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Recipient of awards and honours, including: Doctor of Science, honoris causa, McGill University, Canada; Ordre National du Mérite Agricole, France; Officer of the National Order of Valour of Cameroon; Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso; Officer of the National Order of Benin; Commander of the National Order of Merit, Côte d'Ivoire.