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Purdue grad wins World Food Prize

A Purdue graduate is set to become the next winner of the World Food Prize Thursday evening.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 9:30 AM
Updated: Oct. 21, 2017 4:25 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue graduate is set to become the next winner of the World Food Prize Thursday evening.

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Adesina earned his masters and doctorate degrees from Purdue in the 1980s.

For the past two decades, he has worked to improve Africa's agriculture industry.

He's currently the president of the African Development Bank. He also once served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture.

Tonight he'll receive the $250,000 prize at the Iowa State Capitol building.

Adesina will speak at Purdue Monday night.

The event is free and open to the public. It starts at 6:30 at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

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