The World Food Prize Foundation

Announcement of World Food Prize 2020 Laureate


The 2020 winner of the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize will be announced via a webcast on Thursday, June 11, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture,” the World Food Prize is the most prominent global award recognizing an individual who has enhanced human development and confronted global hunger through improving the quality, quantity or availability of food.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will deliver individual remarks during the announcement. Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, will announce the name of the 2020 Laureate.


Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. CDT


Via webcast at 


Media Inquiries for this event may be directed to:

Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events

+1.515.245.3735 (direct)

Further information about the 2020 Laureate, including a biography and photos, will be available online after the announcement.

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