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December 2017


October 2017


September 2017

Sep 29
September 29
The World Food Prize Recognizes Chinese Researcher as Winner of the 2017 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation


Sep 25
September 25
Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines to Receive 2017 Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

Award to be presented at the Iowa Hunger Summit on October 16


August 2017

Aug 28
August 28
Press Registration Now Open For 2017 World Food Prize Week of Events

Media from across the world cover World Food Prize events

Aug 23
August 23
10th Global Agriculture Leadership Awards Declared  

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn is selected for the International Leadership Award at the 10th Global Agricultural Leadership Awards.


July 2017

Jul 25
July 25
The World Food Prize Foundation Pays Tribute to 1998 Laureate Badrinarayan R. Barwale

Statement of Foundation President, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn

Jul 24
July 24
World Food Prize Foundation Selects 29 Students for USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowships

Exceptional college students to work with leading scientists and policy makers nationwide to improve our food system


June 2017

Jun 26
June 26
President of African Development Bank Wins 2017 World Food Prize

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to receive $250,000 prize for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent. 

Jun 22
June 22
World Food Prize Announces Its 2017 Laureate

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary to Give Keynote Address


May 2017

May 8
May 8
The World Food Prize Selects 24 High School Students for Prestigious International Internship

Students from Iowa and across the country will travel abroad this summer to gain real-world experience in STEM fields at international research centers, working to alleviate global hunger.

May 1
May 1
World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute Reaches Highest Participation Yet

In the last six  years, this innovative STEM program has engaged over 1000 students from more than 225 schools across Iowa and continues reaching and inspiring students across our state to fight hunger at home and abroad and to explore STEM career paths. Students participated in engaging activities and interacted with Governor Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, DuPont Pioneer Vice President Krysta Harde, faculty experts and business leaders.


April 2017

Apr 26
April 26
The World Food Prize Foundation Pays Tribute to 2000 Laureate Dr. Evangelina Villegas

Statement of Foundation President Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn

Apr 20
April 20
World Food Prize Launches its Sixth Year of Award-Winning STEM Program with Record Number of High School Participants

The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute has engaged over 1000 students from more than 225 schools across the state and has served as a national model for 17 other state youth institutes across the country, working to spark students’ interests for STEM and career paths in agriculture.   This year IYI students will participate in unique interactive labs and network with Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, and faculty and business leaders.


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