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Yara International ASA: Yara Prize winners honored for their profound impact on African farming

Oslo, 29 September 2015:
The Yara Prize 2015 is being awarded to Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Director for
Africa, IFPRI, and Mr. Eric Kaduru, Founder and CEO, KadAfrica.
The Yara Prize Committee has selected two prominent African laureates for
their work related to African agricultural development, food security and
the continent's green revolution. Both laureates have, through their personal
commitment and special efforts, translated ideas on the development of
African agriculture into impactful results in their respective areas of work.
They are both examples of the 'can-do attitude' and drive that will continue
to play a vital role in transforming agriculture in Africa.

The 2015 awards recognize effective entrepreneurial work, which has helped
build communities of resilient young women actively engaged in commercial
farming and honor African thought leadership, which has been instrumental in
transforming the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
(CAADP) agenda from a mere concept into decisive actions.

"Africa needs to do more to foster entrepreneurial agriculture and the
interests of women and youth in agriculture. More smallholder-oriented
policy changes are needed to meet growth and poverty alleviation targets in
rural areas. In 2015, the Yara Prize honors two leading African change
agents with transformational power. I wish to extend my personal
congratulations to both laureates," Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO
of Yara, said.

The two laureates will be celebrated during a Yara Prize Ceremony in Lusaka,
Zambia, on 30 September in connection with the AGRF 2015.
Mr. Eric Kaduru's award - changing the lives of young women through
Mr. Kaduru is awarded the prize for his vision, his great courage and
commitment to changing the lives of young out of school girls in Uganda.
Through his comprehensive approach to passion fruit farming, he has managed
to strengthen these girls' belief in themselves as entrepreneurs. Building on
this newly-gained confidence, he has equipped them with the financial,
technical, and entrepreneurial skills that allowed them to develop into
commercial farmers. Mr. Kaduru's passion for engaging African youth in
agriculture as a positive and sustainable livelihood is exemplified through
the fact that in less than two short years he has partnered with more than
1,500 out of school girls (aged 14-20) to begin their own passion fruit
farms. Mr. Kaduru and his organisation, KadAfrica, is rapidly building
communities of resilient young women actively engaged in Uganda's agriculture
sector and are economic drivers of their communities.
For more information:http://www.kadafrica.org
Dr. Ousmane Badiane award - thought leadership with profound impact
Dr. Ousmane Badiane is awarded the prize for his important leadership role and
influence on strategic debate and collaboration in Africa on agriculture and
food security. Dr. Badiane is a first-class scholar and leading authority on
African development with 30 years of professional experience in economic and
agricultural development. As a persevering strong African voice he has
already had profound impact on African governments across the continent. Dr
Badiane has been instrumental and played a pivotal role in the shaping of the
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) agenda from
concept development to implementation.

For more information:http://www.ifpri.org
About the Yara Prize

The Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution seeks to contribute to the
transformation of African agriculture and food availability, within a
sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty. The Yara
Prize is based on nominations of candidates who are carefully evaluated by
the Yara Prize Committee. The Yara Prize consists of USD 60,000, which will
be split between the laureates, a crystal trophy and a diploma. The Yara
Prize was handed out in Oslo from 2005 to 2009. In 2012, it moved to Africa
where it was handed out as part of AGRF 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania. The Yara
Prize 2015 will be handed out during a ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia on
Wednesday 30 September. Read more at:www.yaraprize.com
Pictures of the two laureates can be downloaded here:
Mr. Eric

Dr. Ousmane Badiane:


Kristin Nordal, Media Relations

Cellular: (+47) 900 15 550
About Yara

Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and
industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly while nurturing
and protecting the earth's resources, food, and environment.
Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields,
improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural
practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by
reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key
ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. Throughout our
organization, we foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees,
contractors and society.
Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a
worldwide presence, with more than 12,000 employees and sales to more than
150 countries.


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