The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Jan Low

2016 World Food Prize Laureate

Jan Low, 2016 World Food Prize laureate, has focused her career on integrating nutritional concerns into agricultural programs.  Currently a principal scientist based at the International Potato Center’s regional office, Dr. Low has spearheaded research to build the evidence base demonstrating the nutritional impact of utilizing pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato as part of an integrated agriculture-nutrition intervention.  She led the design and is at the forefront of the implementation of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative, launched in 2009. Dr. Low has worked as a policy analyst for Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute in sub-Saharan Africa.

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