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Nominations open for the 2024 World Food Prize Laureate

09 March 2023, Des Moines, IA: Nominations are open for the 2024 World Food Prize, the preeminent global award for food and agriculture. The award honors those advancing global development through transforming food systems. Winning Laureates receive international acknowledgement and a monetary award of $250,000 in recognition of their accomplishments.

Nominees’ fields of achievement can vary across a wide range of sectors, including economics and finance, natural resource conservation, nutrition, plant and animal science, rural development, soil and land and more. Nominations for women and those from the Global South are especially encouraged. 

Most recently, the award was presented to Cynthia Rosenzweig, a NASA scientist whose research has advanced the world’s understanding of the impact of climate change on agriculture. Other previous Laureates include 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, current President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina and the WHO’s Special Envoy for COVID-19 Sir David Nabarro. 

“Our founder, Dr. Norman Borlaug, spent his life working to improve access to food across the globe. The World Food Prize aims to find those following in his footsteps and elevate them to a global stage,” said Ambassador President Terry Branstad, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “In a world where more than 800 million people suffer from food insecurity, this work is more important than ever.” 

Any academic institution, private or public organization, or governmental unit may submit a nomination for the World Food Prize. Nomination criteria, the selection procedure, a social media toolkit for promotion and other information can be found at Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2023, for the 2024 award. 

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