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Nominations open for 2018 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, recognizes exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

The deadline for nomination submissions is June 15, 2018. Guidelines and forms are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/borlaugfieldaward.

Established in 2011, this premier award recognizes exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 years of age who has demonstrated Borlaug-like intellectual courage, innovation, and determination in the struggle to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

The winner will be recognized during the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue international symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 17-19, 2018.

The World Food Prize Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation have partnered to honor Dr. Borlaug by creating this annual recognition of a young scientist or extension leader who best emulates the characteristics that he displayed while working directly with farmers in Mexico.

The six outstanding and inspiring recipients honored so far include: Dr. Aditi Mukherji of India (2012); Dr. Charity Mutegi of Kenya (2013); Dr. Bram Govaerts of Belgium, working in Mexico (2014), Mr. Eric Pohlman of the United States, working in Rwanda (2015); Dr. Andrew Mude of Kenya (2016); and Dr. Zhenling Cui of China (2017). More information about our Award recipients is available at www.worldfoodprize.org/borlaugawardee.

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