African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent\u2019s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honour of Adesina\u2019s work in agriculture and food security across the continent. Lauding the choice of Adesina as the institution\u2019s 2020 awardee, the Chancellor, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, described him as a global household name whose exploits in promoting value chain addition in agricultural produce have remained unparalleled. In his acceptance speech, Adesina commended the Nigerian government\u2019s efforts to promote agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria. \u201cAgriculture is the most important profession and business in the world,\u201d Adesina said. The Bank head pledged to continue the work of transforming Nigeria\u2019s agriculture sector. \u201cThe size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to $1 trillion by 2030. The population of Africa, now at 1.2 billion, will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved,\u201d he added. Adesina said the African Development Bank was spearheading efforts to feed Africa and was investing $25 billion over a ten-year period to transform the continent\u2019s agriculture sector. What Africa does with food will determine the future of food, given that 65% of the arable land left to feed the world is here, Adesina said. \u00a0\u201cI am delighted to see so many of our young people engaged in agriculture arising from the Youth Employment in Agriculture initiative launched when I was minister to get the youth into agriculture as a business.\u00a0 From their innovations in the use of drones, food processing, packaging, transport and logistics and marketing, they are already unlocking the opportunities in agriculture,\u201d he said.\u00a0 He urged agricultural universities to optimize their role in linking research, innovations and technologies to farmers and the food and agriculture industry. \u201cAfrica\u2019s youth must become leaders to help feed our world,\u201d he advised.