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December 2010

Dec 23
Chicago Council Wins Grant to Expand Global Agricultural Development Initiative

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Expands Program to Support a Renewed U.S. Focus on Global Agricultural Development; Names Several World Food Prize Laureates to Advisory Group
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant Will Fund the Three-Year Initiative

 

November 2010

Nov 29
Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen Releases New Book

2001 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen releases new book on human health and nutrition barriers in Africa.

Nov 29
PBS NewsHour Interviews 2010 Laureate David Beckmann

PBS NewsHour interviews 2010 World Food Prize Laureate David Beckmann, on hunger issues

Nov 24
Rick Steves: Hunger Also Travels the World

Travel writer Rick Steves describes his experience at the 2010 World Food Prize events

Nov 19
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan's 9th book officially released by Indian Prime Minister

 World Food Prize Laureate M.S. Swaminathan publishes 9th book, officially released by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

 

 

October 2010

Oct 15
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah - Remarks at World Food Prize

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah speaks at the 2010 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue.

Oct 15
2010 Photos from The World Food Prize

More coming soon!

 

September 2010

Sep 23
Yunus to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Mohammad Yunus to Receive Congressional Gold Medal, Become One of Seven People to Earn Top Three U.S. Civilian Awards

Sep 19
Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn featured as humanitarian leader

Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn featured as humanitarian leader

Sep 17
Norman Borlaug honored with George Brown Award

Norman Borlaug honored with CRDF's George Brown Award

Sep 17
Ejeta Named Science Envoy

Ejeta Named Science Envoy; Will help implement U.S. global engagement in science and technology

Sep 16
Kofi Annan, Howard Buffett, Global Leaders Place Smallholder Farming at Center of 2010 World Food Prize Symposium

Borlaug Dialogue events will draw more than 1,000 experts and leaders from over 65 countries

Sep 15
McGovern, Harkin, others inducted into USDA Hall of Heroes

McGovern, Harkin, others inducted into USDA Hall of Heroes

Sep 14
Bertini to Lead Syracuse's International Relations program

Bertini to Lead Syracuse's International Relations program

Sep 3
Canadian honour for M.S. Swaminathan

Honorary degree to be awarded on Oct. 7.

Sep 3
Bertini named to Steering Committee

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has appointed 15 world-class experts to form the Steering Committee that will lead its new advisory body, the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE).

Sep 2
World Food Prize Foundation Honors Kofi Annan in Ghana

Norman E. Borlaug Medallion presented to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for his international leadership and bringing attention to the issue of global food security.

 

July 2010

Jul 30
Carver internship brings opportunities to students joining World Food Prize staff

College students gain experience working at the World Food Prize - including two former Borlaug-Ruan interns returned from overseas work

Jul 26
Niigata Food Award honors World Food Prize Laureates

 The first Niigata International Food Award honors 2004 World Food Prize Laureates Dr. Monty Jones and Dr. Yuan Longping. 

 

Jul 20
Purdue University honors World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Philip Nelson

Purdue University honors 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Philip E. Nelson in day-long symposium and dedication of the "Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science" building.

 

 

June 2010

Jun 28
Highlights from AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

The World Food Prize partnered in organizing this inaugural event, at which Roger Beachy of USDA was joined by 2009 Laureate Gebisa Ejeta and other eminent agricultural leaders to discuss importance of agricultural science and research

Jun 17
Highlights from the 2010 World Food Prize Laureate announcement

As announced at the U.S. Department of State on June 16, the 2010 World Food Prize recognizes NGO leaders and grassroots efforts in fighting hunger

Jun 16
2010 World Food Prize honors grassroots leaders David Beckmann, Jo Luck

NGO leaders David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Jo Luck of Heifer International will share the $250,000 World Food Prize, as announced at a ceremony featuring U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

Jun 1
Dr. Borlaug Memorial Lecture

 June 1, 2010 - World Food Prize president delivers Borlaug Memorial Lecture at wheat conference in Russia 

 

May 2010

May 18
1994 Laureate Muhammad Yunus delivers Duke University commencement, urges students to serve others

May 17, 2010 - 1994 Laureate Yunus delivers Duke University commencement, urges students to serve others

May 17
Laureate Gebisa Ejeta Inspires Purdue Graduates

May 17, 2010 - 2009 Laureate Ejeta inspires Purdue grads, tells them anything is possible through hard work 

May 11
2010 World Food Prize Laureate to be announced June 16

May 11, 2010 - 2010 World Food Prize Laureate to be announced June 16 at State Department

 

April 2010

Apr 27
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah references 2009 Laureate Ejeta in testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

April 27, 2010 - USAID Administrator references 2009 Laureate Ejeta in testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Apr 15
World Food Prize Foundation partnering with Chicago Council for Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security on May 20

April 15, 2010 - World Food Prize Foundation partners with Chicago Council for Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security

Apr 7
World Food Prize Foundation honors Sasakawa family, Nippon Foundation in Tokyo

UPDATED April 7, 2010 - World Food Prize Foundation honors Sasakawa Family, Nippon Foundation

Apr 2
World Food Prize Foundation president joins tribute to Norman Borlaug in Ciudad Obreg n, Mexico

World Food Prize Foundation president joins tribute to Norman Borlaug in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

 

March 2010

Mar 31
Special report on 21st Century Agriculture focuses on World Food Prize Laureates, Borlaug Legacy

March 31, 2010 - U.S. Department of State's eJournal USA: 21st-Century Agriculture focuses on World Food Prize Laureates, the legacy of Norman Borlaug

Mar 16
World Food Prize receives $100,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows

March 16, 2009 - World Food Prize receives $100,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows

Mar 12
Laureate Spotlight: B.R. Barwale

March 12, 2010 - B. R. Barwale: Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

Mar 10
Juice magazine profiles World Food Prize staffers: "one of the coolest, most influential jobs in Des Moines"

March 10, 2010 - Juice magazine profiles World Food Prize staffers: "one of the coolest, most influential jobs in Des Moines"

Mar 3
2003 Laureate Catherine Bertini to headline Internationl Women's Day event in Seattle

March 3, 2010 - 2003 Laureate Catherine Bertini to headline
International Women's Day event in Seattle

 

February 2010

Feb 25
1999 Laureate Walter Plowright, developer of rinderpest vaccine, dies at age 86

February 25, 2010 - 1999 Laureate Walter Plowright dies at age 86
 

Feb 25
Iowa Senate votes 50-0 to place Borlaug statue in US Capitol

February 25, 2010 - Iowa Senate votes unanimously to place statue of
World Food Prize Founder Norman Borlaug in US Capitol

Feb 18
Amb. Quinn delivers special address at international biodiversity conference in honor of Borlaug

March 4, 2010 - Ambassador Kenneth Quinn pays tribute to Borlaug, visits internship sites on trip to India

Feb 14
World Food Prize Chairman Emeritus John Ruan dies at 96

Noted businessman and philanthropist established World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines

 

 

January 2010

Jan 13
Renowned sustainability expert Louise Fresco joins Council of Advisors

January 13, 2010 - Renowned sustainability expert Louise Fresco
joins Council of Advisors
University of Amsterdam professor and former FAO official a leader in global ag issues

 
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