The World Food Prize extends its warmest congratulations to 2003 Laureate Catherine Bertini for the special recognition she received as the longest serving member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD ), which is appointed by the president and advises USAID on its programs and policies in addressing global food security.
World Food Prize president Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn stated "Catherine Bertini has had a truly distinguished career, including as the Head of the World Food Programme, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Assistant Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. In those positions and others, she has been a pioneer in emphasizing the critical importance of the role of women in enhancing development and nutrition. As such she is truly deserving of this recognition.
More information about 2003 Laureate Catherine Bertini can be found here.