The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Pedro Sanchez

Research Professor in Tropical Soils, University of Florida Soil and Water Sciences, 2002 Laureate

Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez is a professor of Tropical Soils at the University of Florida Soil & Water Sciences Department and core faculty of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems. Previously he was Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), co-chair of the UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force, and director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sanchez has supervised research programs in over 25 countries of Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Sanchez has written groundbreaking books on tropical soil science and hunger and has received honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven, Guelph University, Ohio State University and North Carolina State University. He is the 2002 World Food Prize laureate, a 2004 MacArthur Fellow, and President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science.

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