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nominations for the world food prize will be accepted now through May 1. The World Food Prize has come to be known as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture" and aims to recognize and inspire breakthrough achievements in feeding the world. This $250,000 prize is awarded to individuals who have improved the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Details are now available in six languages... more
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 and convince political leaders to bring these advances to fruition... Learn more about Dr. Borlaug's life...
THE iowa youth institute and other youth institutes across the country will take place this spring. These programs allow students to explore food, agriculture and global issues; present solutions; and interact with top academic and business leaders. The Global Youth Institute, Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and Wallace-Carver Fellowship also provide students with pathways into STEM education. Learn more and participate...
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?" Through our website, you can watch videos of the keynotes and panels, read transcripts from past years, and more. Details here.
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
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Des Moines, IA USA 50309
World Food Prize
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Des Moines, IA USA 50309
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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.