The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Foundation announces leadership transition


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Name: Emily Boyden

Jan. 12, 2023 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The World Food Prize Foundation and Barbara Stinson announce the end of her tenure as President as she completes a three-year commitment to the organization.

“During her three years at the World Food Prize Foundation, Barbara has been an effective advocate, highlighting innovations in agriculture to address global food security,” said Paul Schickler, chair of the World Food Prize Foundation. “We wish her the best going forward.”

The World Food Prize, which celebrates innovations in food security around the world, is the preeminent award for agriculture and has continued to advance under Stinson’s leadership. During this period, three remarkable Laureate Award winners were identified and recognized. Stinson also managed through two years of pandemic-related challenges and then pivoted back to a successful in-person 2022 Borlaug Dialogue and Laureate Award Ceremony. WFPF Youth Programs flourished in this challenging period, both virtually and in-person.

The World Food Prize Foundation will identify an interim president to ensure an effective transition.


About the World Food Prize Foundation: The World Food Prize Foundation elevates innovations and inspires action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all. The Foundation supports this through a variety of innovative programs year-round, including by: recognizing and rewarding individuals making exceptional achievements in addressing food security; convening global leaders in Des Moines each year to address the latest issues and innovations in food and agriculture; inspiring, recognizing and empowering students around the world by providing educational and professional experiences on pressing food security and agriculture issues; and addressing Iowa's challenges and successes in fighting hunger and poverty.

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