The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Seeks Final Nominations for the 2019 Nobel Prize of Food and Agriculture

04/17/2018

The World Food Prize Foundation has announced the final call for nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate, by May 1, 2018.

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the “Father of the Green Revolution,” created the World Food Prize in 1986 to honor outstanding achievement in agriculture and encourage further lifesaving advances in defeating hunger and improving livelihoods. Since that time, this prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 19 countries and the United Nations.

In issuing this annual invitation to nominate, World Food Prize President Ambassador Kenneth Quinn said that: "As we confront the single greatest challenge in human history -- whether we can sustainably feed the more than 9 billion people who will inhabit our planet by 2050 -- it is more critical than ever that we honor and inspire great achievements in food and agriculture."

Inquiries and additional nomination materials may be directed to Judith Pim Director of Secretariat Operations at The World Food Prize, by email at jpim@worldfoodprize.org

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 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. 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 global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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