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2015 World Food Prize Week Media Coverage

2015 World Food Prize Week Coverage

News surrounding the 2015 World Food Prize was included in articles around the world. Below is a sampling of the coverage.

Top Stories:

“Chelsea Clinton in DM: Girls need more encouragement in STEM,” Perry Beeman, Business Record. Oct. 15, 2015.

“Joyce Banda gets ‘special honour’ at World Food Prize in Iowa,” Nyasa Times. Oct. 16, 2015.

“Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives World Food Prize 2015,” The Daily Star. Oct. 17, 2015.


“WPU hosts World Food Prize lecture,” Oskaloosa Herald Online. Oct. 8, 2015.

“Bringing Biotechnology to Life Classroom Resource Launched at World Food Prize Symposium,” International Food Information Council and Foundation. Oct. 14, 2015.

“World Food Prize: 3 things,” Des Moines Register. Oct. 15, 2015.

“U.S. Expands Role in Global Hunger,” Thomas Hellauer, AgWeb. Oct. 16, 2015.

“Celebrating America’s Farmers on World Food Day,” CropLife America. Oct. 16, 2015.

“American Society of Agronomy Acknowledges World Food Prize,” American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Oct. 12, 2015.

“Column: Hear what small farmers are trying to tell us,” Rekha Basu, Des Moines Register. Oct. 17, 2015.

“All Farmers Are Important to Feeding the World,” Mara Sovey Downing, Huffington Post Blog. Oct. 21, 2015.

Borlaug Dialogue:

“World Food Prize week is underway for 2015,” Rod Swoboda, Farm Progress. Oct. 12, 2015.

“Seed Security a Top Issue at World Food Prize Forum,” Dave Kurns, Oct. 15, 2015.

“New Approaches to Feeding a Hungry World,” Anna McConnell, Oct. 15, 2015.

“Panelists Urge Making Hunger Issue a National Priority,” Jiayi Wang, Guest in AgWeb. Oct. 16, 2015.

“Fisheries, Aquaculture Fill Gap in Global Food Security Dialogue,” Eric Knapp guest in AgWeb. Oct. 18, 2015.

“We need brightest young minds to feed world,” Ruth Oniang’o, editorial in Des Moines Register. October 16, 2015.

“Experts agree: enhancing farmers’ knowledge, access to markets, and rewarding their efforts are critical to ending hunger,” Oxfam America Blog. Oct. 23, 2015.

“From big data to simple phones, tech changes ag,” Gene Lucht, Illinois Farmer Today. Oct. 25, 2015.

“Ag innovation needed for food security: Business leaders,” Gene Lucht, Illinois Farmer Today. Oct. 26, 2015.

“Solutions for feeding a hungry world,” Farm Futures. Oct. 27, 2015.

2015 Laureate Sir Fazle Hasan Abed:

“2015 World Food Prize Laureate will present Iowa State's Borlaug Lecture Oct. 12,” Iowa State University. Oct. 5, 2015.

“World Food Prize recipient has worked with the poor for more than 40 years,” Sue Stanton, National Catholic Reporter. Oct. 13, 2015.

“World Food Prize Laureate Explains His Transition from Oil to Non-Profit,” Clare Roth and Ben Kieffer, Iowa Public Radio. Oct. 13, 2015.

“World Food Prize Winner To Be Honored Tonight,” Radio 570 WNAX. Oct. 15, 2015.

“Abed named 2015 World Food Prize winner,” Rod Boshart, The Gazette. Oct. 15, 2015.

“2015 World Food Prize laureate honored in Des Moines,” Rod Boshart, Journal Des Moines Bureau. Oct. 15, 2015.

“World Food Prize 2015 laureate honored,” Rod Boshart, The Gazette. Oct. 15, 2015.

“World Food Prize winner gave up rich life,” Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register. Oct. 15, 2015.

“Fazle Hasan Abed dedicates food prize to women fighting against poverty,” The Financial Express. Oct. 16, 2015.

“Congratulations, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,” Prothom-Alo. Oct. 18, 2015.

“The Fight Against Hunger,” Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, op-ed in The Daily Star. Oct. 19, 2015.

“World Food Prize 2015 laureate honored,” by Rod Boshart, Gazette Des Moines Bureau. Oct. 21, 2015.

“World Food Prize Laureate Addresses Poverty and Women in Agriculture,” Rachel Lium, Oct. 22, 2015.

“BRAC mission involves education, hope,” Gene Lucht, Iowa Farmer Today. Oct. 23, 2015.

“BRAC mission involves education, hope,” Gene Lucht, Illinois Farmer Today. Oct. 25, 2015.

Global Youth Institute:

“Seed is planted for a career fighting world hunger,” Patti Ahern, Chicago Tribune. Oct. 13, 2015.

“Teens will travel to Iowa for Global Youth Institute,” P.J. Candido, News Transcript. Oct. 15, 2015.

“Laureates from World Food Prize Speak to Students,” Jonathan Krueger, Des Moines Register. Oct. 18, 2015.

“HHS student presents at Global Youth Institute,” James Farnen, Hiawatha World. Oct. 28, 2015.

Iowa Hunger Summit:

“Food Prize honors reverend for hunger work,” MacKenzie Elmer, Des Moines Register. Sept. 24, 2015.

“Ames minister honored for 30-year fight against hunger,” Business Record. Sept. 25, 2015.

Norman Borlaug Field Award, Endowed by The Rockefeller Foundation:

“Borlaug Award Winner Pioneers Sustainability in Rwanda,” John Davis, AgWired. Oct. 2, 2015.

“Eric Pohlman wins 2015 Norman Borlaug Award,” Pork Network. Oct. 6, 2015.

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