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The World Food Prize




The Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. The Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 Prize is formally presented in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. Nominations are sought of an individual(s) having demonstrated exceptional achievement in any field involved in enhancing food production and distribution and increasing food availability and accessibility to those in need. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy. Any academic or research institution, private or public organization, corporate entity, or governmental unit may submit a nomination. Nominations must be submitted by May 1 of the year for which they are considered.

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