Ghanaian scientist wins 2022 Africa Food Prize
A Ghanaian Professor and founding director of the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana has been named the 2022 Africa Food Prize winner.
Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah has been celebrated for his outstanding “expertise, leadership and grantsmanship skills” which led to the development of WACCI.
This year’s winner selection of the preeminent annual award according to a joint statement by the University of Ghana, AGRA and WACCI, is a reflection of the importance of promoting science and technology tools to develop solutions for sustainable food systems.
Outgoing chairperson of the Africa Food Prize Committee, Olusegun Obasanjo, while presenting the awards said the leadership of Prof. Danquah “in genetic innovation inspires the future of food security and nutrition in Africa…”
The astute academician in response said “the time is now for more first-class science by Africans in Africa for Africa…”