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World Food Prize Banners To Grace Iowa Capitol

The World Food Prize banners will soon be placed at the Iowa State Capitol to mark the coming annual award ceremony.

(Des Moines, Iowa) October 8, 2015 – The visual kickoff of the 2015 World Food Prize events will commence Friday, October 9 with the hanging of the World Food Prize banners above the west entrance of the Iowa State Capitol. The event, which will take place between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., signals the approaching week of events gathering leaders and experts from around the world, highlighted by the Laureate Award Ceremony, which will be held in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

The 2015 World Food Prize will be presented to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, of Bangladesh, for his work as the founder and chairperson of the world’s largest non-governmental organization BRAC, or the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. The presentation of the award will be broadcast live from the State Capitol on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. on Iowa Public Television. 

Media registration is now open. Members of the media can apply for press credentials at

A complete schedule of World Food Prize week events can be found here.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. Thirty-nine laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge hunger and food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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