Future Agricultures advisory council member Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is one of the two winners of the Yara Prize for 2013, in recognition of her policy and advocacy work with FANRPAN.
Dr Sibanda was awarded the prize for her many years of work generating knowledge and facilitating dialogue to develop informed, research-based development through policy and advocacy across Africa as CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), where she has served since 2004.
FANRPAN is perceived to be one of the most influential policy networks across the African region. Its focus areas include policy research and advocacy work on food policy, agricultural productivity, natural resources and environment, and the impact of HIV/AIDS on farmers livelihoods.
Dr Sibanda is a member of the newly-formed Future Agricultures advisory council, which brings together thought leaders from across Africa to shape the organisation's strategic direction.
The other Yara Prize winner was Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of the Smallholders Foundation in Nigeria, who was honoured for his use of radio to educate small farmers in southeast Nigeria.