The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Ceremony

THE 2016 WORLD FOOD PRIZE was formally awarded to Dr. Maria Andrade of Cape Verde, Dr. Robert Mwanga of Uganda, and Drs. Jan Low and Howarth Bouis of the United States, during a ceremony held at the Iowa State Capitol on October 13, 2016. The ceremony took place during the 30th Anniversary World Food Prize 2016 Borlaug Dialogue, themed “Let Food Be Thy Medicine.”

Drs. Andrade, Mwanga, Low and Bouis recieved the award for their outstanding work in biofortification, breeding critical nutrients into important staple crops, notably the orange-fleshed sweet potato, which would serve to alleviate malnutrition in millions. Read more about these incredible Laureates here.


Dr. Howarth Bouis 2016 World Food Prize Award Ceremony Dr. Jan Low


Dr. Maria Andrade Dr. Robert Mwanga
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