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African Development Bank President Speaks With Devex About Framing Nutrition As Economic Issue

Devex: Malnutrition — it’s the economy, stupid!
“…The dearth of finance ministers in the [World Bank spring meeting] discussion about agriculture and nutrition is a central challenge for another panelist, Akinwumi Adesina, who assumed the presidency of the African Development Bank last year. Adesina, a former minister of agriculture in Nigeria, says he wants to shift the conversation about nutrition from one of social service to one of economic necessity. … Speaking to Devex, he offered a glimpse into efforts emerging on the continent to ‘raise the game’ in the fight against malnutrition…” (Igoe, 4/18).

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