The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Rattan Lal

2020 World Food Prize Laureate; Distinguished Professor of Soil Science, The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal, Ph.D, is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University. His professional research interests include soil carbon sequestration for food and climate security and sustainable management of world soil resources. He has authored almost 1,000 journal articles, authored/edited more than 100 books, and mentored 360 researchers. He has an h-index of 157 with total citations of about 112,000. He is honored to be IICA’s Chair in Soil Science and Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues as well as laureate of the 2018 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize, 2018 Glinka World Soil Prize, 2019 Japan Prize, 2019 U.S. Awasthi IFFCO Award, the 2020 World Food Prize, and the 2020 Arrell Food Prize.

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