In 1970 Norman E. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world. Although a scientist with outstanding contributions, perhaps Dr. Borlaug's greatest achievement was his unending struggle to integrate the various streams of agricultural research into viable technologies... more
THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES is open to the public for tours, free of charge, on most Tuesdays (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Saturdays (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and Sundays (Noon - 3 p.m.). Please call 515-245-3735 for open house dates. Click here for more information.
THE 2014 "BORLAUG DIALOGUE" INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, took place Oct. 15-17, in Des Moines, Iowa and gathered leaders from around the world to discuss "The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can we sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050?" Details here.
DR. PER PINSTRUP-ANDERSEN, the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, was celebrated last month during the "New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition Festschrift," an event that marked his retirement from a distinguished 40-year career in food policy and research. More...
THE GLOBAL YOUTH INSTITUTE and Borlaug-Ruan International Internship programs are widely recognized as the only youth programs of their kind in the United States and globally, allowing high school students to interact with, and work alongside, international leaders in science, industry and policy working to end hunger...more
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
100 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA USA 50309
World Food Prize
666 Grand Avenue Box 1700
Des Moines, IA USA 50309
Tel: (515) 245-3783 Fax: (515) 245-3785
The World Food Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1986, The World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world. Laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. In 1990, Des Moines businessman and philanthropist John Ruan assumed sponsorship of The Prize and established The World Food Prize Foundation, located in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize also annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium to bring the world's foremost experts together to discuss cutting-edge issues in food security, and multiple youth education programs to inspire the next generation to study and work in fields related to global agriculture.