Announcement of World Food Prize 2020 Laureate
16th May 2020, Des Moines, IA – The 2020 winner of the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize will be announced via a webcast on Thursday, June 11, at 10 a.m. EDT.
Often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture”, the World Food Prize is the most prominent global award recognizing an individual who has enhanced human development and confronted global hunger through improving the quality, quantity or availability of food. The World Food Prize laureates are formally honored at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony annually on or near the World Food Day (16 October). The winners receive 250,000 United States dollars
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will deliver individual remarks during the announcement. Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, will announce the name of the 2020 Laureate.
Prof MS Swaminathan, father of green revolution in India was the first Laureate of World food Prize in the year 1987. India also has the great legacy of this prestigious award winners includes Dr Verghese Kurien, known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’ in India, Badrinarayan Ramulal Barwale widely regarded as the father of the Indian seeds industry ,Gurdev Singh Khush an agronomist and geneticist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram Indian-born Mexican scientist developed 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries, and others.
ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the Food Prize has honored 49 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.