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The Borlaug Centennial: Celebrating an agricultural and humanitarian hero
In honor of Norm, tell us how
you'll help feed the world.
Click on a city to view the responses or fill out the form below to share your own actions to help feed the world!

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Kristen R

Fredericksburg, IA, US

I pledge to help alleviate world hunger by raising awareness about food security and agriculture in my community. I also plan to volunteer at meal packaging projects, along with volunteering at my local food bank. I make this pledge as I want to inspire people in alleviating world hunger just as Dr. Norman Borlaug inspired me.

Marina S.

Ankeny, IA, US

In honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug, I pledge to continue to educate myself and those around me about the importance of food security. I also pledge to raise awareness about food sustainability issues that occur throughout the world.

Madeline G.

St Paul, MN, US

In order to continue Dr. Norman Borlaug's legacy of feeding the world, I pledge to help educate those around me of the need for enough nutritious food that will be of need to the 9 billion people that will be on earth by the year 2050.

Maya M.

Ames, IA, US

I plan to volunteer at local meal packaging projects to send more food to the areas where it's needed, and also to donate to local causes.

Owen F.

Des Moines, IA, US

I will learn more about growing my own garden so I can help provide food for my family and my community.

maria concilio

south orange, NJ, US

I will help feed the world by supporting organic farmers that work hard to grow nutritious crops in the face of contamination from genetically engineered fields that are designed with pesticides and herbicides within them so when we eat them we are eating toxins. Organic farmers know how to safely grow our food with true techniques that don't harm...

John Hill Price

Navasota, TX, US

Work to breed better crop varieties to help feed people in developing countries as well as in the United States

Jim Chamberlin

Deerwood, MN, US

I pledge to advocate for ecological based agriculture methods that restore soil health, diversity, and crop resilience. I pledge to grow food that restores ecosystem services, supports human health and serves as an example how citizens of the world can achieve food sovereignty.

Li Yifan

Shijiazhuang, Hebei, CN

I pledge to save every grain of rice, and foster the awareness of food insecurity. I will let more and more individuals know about the situation which we are facing and try to solve them through everyone's effort.

Tara Mittelberg

Evanston, IL, US

I pledge to promote dialogues on campus about agriculture, biotechnology and sustainability.

Zeke Hughes

Riverdale, UT, US

I pledge to end Hunger in my community

James Gallie

Clearfield, UT, US

I pledge to donate more food to the food drive and help the cadets at Utah military academy

Jordon Abney

Willard, UT, US

I Pledge to HELP the people in my community, family, and cadets at the Utah Military Academy.


Layton, UT, US

I pledge to inform more people about Norman Borlaug and inspire them as he did me.

Ashton Ames

North Ogden, UT, US

I pledge to help feed the homeless and poor people in my community.

Trenten Vollmer

Ogden, UT, US

I PLEDGE to make a difference in my community and help my family, friends and my school.

Taewan Park

Goyang, Gyeonggi, KR

I pledge to continue to study agriculture for my neighbor who are starving in North Korea and whole World.

Yogendra Shankar Nerkar

Pune, Maharashtra, IN

As an ex-agricultural scientist and presently working as a practicing small farmer,I am producing seed of improved varieties of food grains and distributing it to the local farmers.I am also organising demonstrations of improved farm practices on my farm and training of the farmers of the surrounding villages for the past 10 years. I will continue...

The Forgotten Ones, Inc.

Oviedo, FL, US

Our agency pledges to continue to feed people in need through our monthly outreach event called “The Last Saturday of The Month” (LSOM). We provide free groceries, free haircuts, and free lunch. Since 2008, we have partnered with local churches, community groups, and volunteers to provide this event to anyone in need in our community. To date we ha...

Robert Kiama

Nairobi, Kenya, KE

Kenya is characterized by young generation.Over 60% of the population are young generation and majority are not employed.This simply means that the working population will have to support a large and growing number of young people. These younger people will need employment and opportunities for better standards of living. In order to ameliorate thi...


Nicholasville, KY, US

I pledge to support sustainable agriculture and advocate for the importance of Agricultural research while hopefully contributing with research of my own, eventually.


Pontiac, MI, US

I will give people homes that they can live and have a family. I will build schools for an education for children.

Kassidi Blanchard

Gray, LA, US

I would like to set up an arrangement with all restaurants to open their doors at the end of every day to people that do not have the capability to provide food to their family. This gives the person food to bring home to their family and also assists the restaurant with disposing of the remaining food at the end of the day.

Cale J-Finnegan

Des Moines, IA, US

I pledge to eat everything on my plate instead of wasting food.


Ankeny, IA, US

We pledge to continue teaching young people how to grow their fruits and vegetables through school garden activities at Crocker Elementary School.

Sara Canella

Noventa Padovana, Italy, IT

Hello! I would like to explain you what we are developing with Solwa Technology (a solar system to treat water awarded by the United Nations as Innovation for Human Development). We have an integrated solar system for farming in barren areas, treating sea water thanks to solar energy. Furthermore, we have developed a solar system to dry food faster

Emily Amundson

Dassel, MN, US

In honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug, I am going to go to school to study international agriculture and global studies to further my knowledge of farming systems around the world. After I graduate, I hope to travel the world to help developing countries find efficient and sustainable agricultural methods.


Kimberley, Northern Cape, ZA

i have started growing food in pallets and i am teaching about 200 people from around my city to do the same

Kyle Schmit

Eagle, ID, US

During my botany class, we read the biography of Norman Borlaug, through out this reading i became inspired to make a difference in the lives of the many hungry people in the world today. I pledge to find cheap safe solutions which can help to produce more food on less land with lower costs, to help feed the hungry people in the world.

Giwa Zakariyyah

Ibadan, Oyo, NG

farming is a two way thing, solving problems and making profit. but their are so many challenges facing farmers which deprive him/her of the above two, but with mentors like Dr. Borlaug I strongly believe I will excel and solve the problem of chronic hunger which about 842 million people surfers from presently

Timothy William

Calgary, AB, CA

I have been immensely inspired by the life and contributions of Dr. Norman Borlaug and hence have left my salaried job and started my own oraganization to serve farmers. I have identified the gaps in the local farmers' practices and trying to fill the gaps through free training programs on best agricultural practices.

Vasanth Kumar

Mysore, Karnataka, IN

I have been immensely inspired by the life and contributions of Dr. Norman Borlaug and hence have left my salaried job and started my own oraganization to serve farmers. I have identified the gaps in the local farmers' practices and trying to fill the gaps through free training programs on best agricultural practices. I have established a plant cli...

Kim Hiskett

Pickrell, NE, US

I Pledge to feed the people


bristol, Bristol, GB

I pledge to apply my molecular biology research to wheat breeding, and to take my knowledge and skills to the corners of the world where they are most needed, and to continue the Borlaug philosophy of fighting hunger.


tehran, tehran, IR

A student, a farmer, a doctor and a scholar all gathered in one individual, an ordinary person but hardworking, an ordinary person but single-minded. A young man who hadn’t afford to continue his education and had to do farming, didn’t think of winning the Nobel prize. Could he imagine that conferences and commemorations will be held in his honor?...


tehran, tehran, IR

Food production security and fight against poverty and hunger in the world seems impossible with the help of just one person or an organization, but only one person is enough to start. In my opinion we all don’t need to do research, be educated or scientist, knowing this point that whilst we eat, our friends die of hunger, could be sufficient. Whil...

Trevor Pickard

Douglas, NE, US

I pledge that I will help our country by donating food to some food banks so that I can feel better about myself and know that I did the right thing today.

max melvin

adams, NE, US

i helped with the garden and we are donating it to the food drive. we have community days and its all free the to community and we feed them.

Ryan Errotabere

San Diego, CA, US

To honor Dr. Borlaug, I pledge to help end the planet's food shortages forever by keeping the global population at or below 5 billion people. It will not be an easy feat, but after several years of hard work and noble effort, we can attain and maintain a sustainable human population. Poorer regions will not have to feed so many mouths.

Jacob Neil

Adams, NE, US

I pledge to help in our school food drive and I did help in our community garden and all the food went to the local food bank.

Evonne Morrell

Chester, CT, US

Perhaps it is a bit weak to say it, but I know that I as a person cannot hope to change the world alone. I need friends, family and perhaps even the caring stranger to help me. One person cannot change the world, but I might as well try, lest I miss the opportunity to help out at all. I will, one person at a time, feed the world.

Dr Stephen Davis

Palm Desert, CA, US

Dear Freinds, We found that this problem required a much deeper level of research and a much higher level of consciousness to solve. Including highlights like a optimized symbiotic healing garden c 1425 Tuscany Italy and our faorite Soup Recipes like

Kandodo Isaac Maganga

Lilongwe, Central, MW

As a Seed Inspector and Agronomist, I will be training small holder farmers on production of good quality seed of improved varieties.This will increase access to good quality seed and the adoption rate of improved varieties in the rural communities. In 5 years time there will be increase in yields and food security won't be an issue in Malawi.

Tony Jensen

Adams, NE, US

I pledge to continue teaching students where their food comes from, giving them opportunities for careers which feed the world, and teaching them the importance of service to their neighbors and friends in need. I pledge to help our FFA chapter continue to create innovative projects which will help feed the hungry in our local communities.

Stephanie Mann

Crofton, NE, US

I will share my passion for helping others with my students, hopefully creating a ripple effect of awareness, compassion and problem-solving!

Squash and Awe Farm

Kamuela, HI, US

I will be teaching free classes in public libraries to help the people of Hawaii island grown their own food. I have been able to successfully grow several varieties of heirloom squash that I found to be naturally resistant to Melon fly and Pickle worm. Hawaii has been importing 95% this crop over 3000 miles for 7 years due to these pests.

Amir Fartash

Tehran, Tehran, IR

In honor of Norman,I think this is multidimensional subject and need a whole world agreement between Scientists,Cultural missionaries and all people of world.The Scientists should work on local race varieties to improve the quality and quantity of products.The Cultural missionaries should teach the correct way of food consumption and people should....

Bill H.

Ames, NE, US

I will keep working on ideas for conserving/uniform watering for crops.

Kylie P.

Oakland, NE, US

I pledge to encourage more students to find solutions and tell others.

Tara R.

Denver, CO, US

I will encourage those around me to educate themselves about food they consume and how those around the world obtain their food.

James M.

Oakland, NE, US

I will to get a Kid's Against Hunger location in my town. I will also inform people about how big a problem hunger really is and what they can do to end it.

Jasmine H.

Ames, NE, US

I will volunteer to help teach about food safety and nutrition in another country.

Kevin A.

Lyons, NE, US

I will create awareness of food insecurity, driving more ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Holly P.

Humphrey, NE, US

I will continue to create awareness about food waste and world hunger.

Chelsea W.

Crofton, NE, US

I will inform more people about third world countries problems!

Kyla D.

Crofton, NE, US

I will help solve world hunger. I will try to inform people about world hunger. I will!

Morgan O.

Lyons, NE, US

Provide the world with water.

Breanna A.

Crofton, NE, US

I am going to make the world a better place by reaching out to people in need and becoming a part of something bigger than myself. Solve world hunger!

Katie P.

Crofton, NE, US

I'm going to reach out to in-need communities. I'm going to do volunteer work that benefits the world. Also spread the word about causes in my community. I will help anyone any chance I get!

Megan T.

Wilber, NE, US

I'm going to work in a 3rd world country and help developing counties. #thenextnorm

Benen A.

Lincoln, NE, US

Have a genuine heart with serving others in the community. I will change the world!

Mickayla P

Lyons, NE, US

#stopworldhunger Educate and feed those in need

Victoria M.

Lyons, NE, US

Spread the word of hunger. Get people involved in the process of helping make a change!

Brandon Stone

Syracuse, NY, US

I pledge to continue my research on aquaponics and continue educating myself on food scarcity problems.

Martin Callan

Batavia, NY, US

I pledge to educate my class members that do not know about food security and how third world countries do not have the safety of having a meal three times a day.

Morgan Good

Batavia, NY, US

I will help decrease the amount of obesity in 3rd world countries by going on mission trips and teaching people how to eat properly and where their food comes from.

Jack Klapper

Batavia, NY, US

I pledge to be a steward of the land.

Dylan Coyle

Batavia, NY, US

I will strive to help others with food problems. I will always try my hardest to produce more food, waste less resources and always have the greater good of people in mind.

Michaela Austin

Byron, NY, US

I pledge to be less wasteful, not only with food, but everything. I will encourage others to do the same by sharing my knowledge of how wasteful we are as Americans and the benefits of using our resources (food) more responsibly. As Americans, we lead the change in ending world hunger and malnutrition.

Oliver Shukhecht

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to help people learn about agriculture and understand what it takes to grow and produce the food that they depend on. Also to show people not to waste as much. Another thing would be to help design ways for cheaper transportation.

Andre Williams

Byron, NY, US

I will start to not throw away good food. Tell my family to wrap up what they didn't eat and save it for later.

Jordan Coffta

Bergen, NY, US

I pledge to get more of my fellow students at Byron-Bergen High School to join the annual Mason's Food Basket Drive. This drive brings people all over to create food baskets for the unfortunate families in my community.

Colby Pocock

Bergen, NY, US

Farms should donate surplus crops to charities or to communitieis that do not have enough food. It would give families food who can not feed themselves, or cannot afford to feed their whole family.

Garrett Chapell

Byron, NY, US

Look at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. All over the United States people donated and did it. Also take a look at the Livestrong bracelets Lance was selling. Both were huge hits and raised a ton of money. To make people aware of the problem, you need to put a "fun" aspect into raising money and getting donations. Just showing a commercial or putting...

Steven Underhill

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to grow more crops and vegetables, open more stands to the community around me, make a local food movement to the cities where they do not have access to locally grown foods. I also would like to share with other people that I work with on the farm how to increase production to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. I also would like...

Kristina Kriger

Attica, NY, US

I pledge to help end world hunger by starting a farm with dairy and beef cows. With starting a farm, I could provide the United States as well as other countries with dairy and beef products.

Timothy Starowitz

Elba, NY, US

I pledge to start to spread the word around and let people know about hunger issues. Have my family farm decrease the amount of crops being wasted every year due to carelessness and inefficient harvesting/planting. If every one just stops being wasteful and pitches in then we can maybe help to end world hunger in the future. This requires the effor...

Camille Holmes

Groton, NY, US

I pledge that I will further my education in the area of biotechnology in order to build on ideas that would increase crop output to help the hungry people of the world.

Mathilda Scott

Cobleskill, NY, US

I will fight to make fair laws and regulations so everyone can have food.

John Hewitt

New York, NY, US

I will help support the countries in need and continue as a rebel coming up with new ideas and help lead the world to a new green revolution

Valeries Shoates

New York, NY, US

I pledge to continue thinking outside the box, in a positive manner, while encouraging others to do the same.

Madison Rabenstein-Spiers

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will try to change the world through education.

Alaina Woods

Trumansburg, NY, US

I pledge to combat hunger by not creating a temporary band-aid with food aid but to bring technology to countries who are in need so they can feed themselves.

Stephanie Passeri-Densmore

Cortland, NY, US

I pledge to promote efforts to empower mothers around the world to gain financial and political rights in order to make life better for their families.

Joe Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge to continue to advance food justice, so that all have equal access to healthy food!

Eric Sinton

Ithaca, NY, US

My goal is to bring food security to light in small island nations that are typically overlooked when talking about the threat of hunger.

Liam Saccucci-Bryan

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will improve my knowledge and awareness about sustainability to come up with solutions that will change the world's path. I pledge to not leave this earth until I have made a positive impact. Unsustainable practices - watch out, because I am coming for you.

Brandon Stone

Syracuse, NY, US

I pledge to continue my research on aquaponics and continue educating myself on food scarcity problems.

Alden Morris

Lansing, NY, US

I plan to develop hydroponics into a full-circle production with no waste and a two-fold crop harvest.

Annie Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge to develop my ideas and make sure I put in all the effort I can to try and ensure success. I will not allow corruption to tarnish my actions. I will do what I find to be in the best interests of our world.

Mark Sabol

Ovid, NY, US

I pledge to be motivated enough to make a difference in this world.

Sarah Gisler

Lansing, NY, US

I pledge to stand up for people and help them better their lives in ways that will sustain them in the future.

Alyssa Pritts

Trumansburg, NY, US

I will work to educate myself and others on the realities surrounding food insecurity the world faces today and inspire hope and change for the future.

Cara Carmichael

Moravia, NY, US

I will continue to be persistent in everything I do to make a difference, and I will try to make a difference in improving hunger issue worldwide.

Meaghan Kendall

Cortland, NY, US

I will travel to a country in need so I can be active in increasing food security throughout that country.

Linda Romano

Ithaca, NY, US

I will help my local food pantry and be grateful.

Sophia Pitti-Daly

Lansing, NY, US

I pledge to better myself by learning.

Alexandra Strednak

Newfield, NY, US

I pledge to pursue my dreams and goals.

Taina Moynihan

Newfield, NY, US

I pledge to create my own thoughts and work toward a better future for myself and my community

Leslie VanDeMark

Ithaca, NY, US

I pledge that I will continue learning so that I can contribute to the fight against world hunger.

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