– Creating sustainable food systems

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, a leading food and agro-allied group in Africa, launches the FMN Prize for Innovation to encourage new ideas in food production, innovation, and engineering and how these can impact and enable a sustainable food system in Nigeria.

Every year, FMN Prize for Innovation will highlight an important part of the food value chain that is critical to the transformation and long-term development of the country's food systems. As such, the maiden edition of the prize in 2021 aims to foster creative ideas and technology-powered solutions that can address concerns of food loss and wastage in the country's food production process.

The call for application for the FMN Prize for Innovation is now open in two categories with the chance of winning the star prize of N3 million.



Adenike Adeyemi

Adenike Adeyemi is a development sector professional with 19 years of experience in non-profit management, enterprise development, education and youth enablement strategies. As the Chief Executive Officer for FATE Foundation, she leads the fulfilment of the organisation’s mission to enable aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses.


Mezuo O. Nwuneli

Mezuo Nwuneli is an experienced private equity professional. He has over 25 years of private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance experience. Through his work he has raised and invested capital, and advised on mergers & acquisitions transactions across a range of industries.


Mira Mehta

Mira Mehta is the CEO and founder of Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited, a for-profit social enterprise that specializes in the farming and processing of tomatoes into paste. Prior to Tomato Jos, she worked at the Clinton Health Initiative, where she was responsible for ensuring that people living in rural areas in Nigeria had better access to HIV-related healthcare.


Sadiq Usman

Sadiq Usman is currently the Director – Group Strategy and Stakeholder Relations of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN). In his current role, he is responsible for FMN new business ventures and investments, acquisitions, corporate development, corporate communication, and regulatory affairs.

Awards/Mode of Entry.

Are you a registered food business in Nigeria? Are you a student, enthusiastic about the food industry? Are you innovative? Do you have what it takes to be an agent of change in the food industry and curb food wastage? FMN avails you with an opportunity to participate and stand a chance to win prizes over NGN 3,000,000 and a meet and greet session with the GMD/ CEO of FMN

Category 1:

Registered Business owners (micro,small & medium scale enterprise owners)

Category 2:

Nigerian Students (undergraduates & postgraduate evel)

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