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Video: Norman Borlaug 100 Years Tribute from World Food Prize

Watch this video to learn about the phenomenal legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug, plant breeder, Nobel Prize laureate and World Food Prize founder. “When you talk about food security, it doesn’t take very long for the name Norman Borlaug to come up,” said former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “He dedicated his entire life […]

Global Issues Video Oct 02, 2017

Food Heroes Celebrated at World Food Prize

CropLife International has launched its  Food Heroes campaign, which not only celebrates the farmers that grow our food, but also the plant scientists that help farmers with crop protection products and improved seeds. See the press release here.

Global Issues News Item Oct 12, 2016

Farmers and the World Food Prize Laureates Who Changed Their Lives


Global Issues Webpage Oct 12, 2016

Respecting the Spirit of the World Food Prize: Addressing Hunger Through Science

Respecting the Spirit of the World Food Prize: Addressing Hunger Through Science By Michael Michener, Director of Sustainability Policy, CropLife International The World Food Prize, held each October in Des Moines, is both a celebration of Norman Borlaug’s life and work, and a forum for advancing the science of agriculture. Reflecting on this year’s event, […]

Global Issues Webpage Oct 23, 2015

Founders of Modern Biotechnology Win 2013 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize is the Nobel Peace Prize of the food world – the preeminent international award that honors individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food. Their achievements may be in food science, technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, agricultural economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership or social sciences. […]

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Webpage Apr 23, 2014

Female #FoodHeroes: Jean Lonie

Jean Lonie Jean is the relationship manager for Nuffield International Farming Scholars. She works with farmers, ranchers, fishers, and agri-professionals around the world to encourage and support them as they use travel and research to grow as people and, ultimately, as leaders in agriculture.   How did you become involved with Nuffield? The Nuffield Farming […]

Webpage Feb 25, 2019

Next Green Revolution: How Farmers will feed a Warmer World webcast

On 16 October 2013, five farmers from around the globe came together at the 2013 World Food Prize to discuss how climate change is creating new and demanding challenges for them. Hear how they are looking to new agricultural technologies and farm management practices to improve the resilience and reliability of their farms in the future.

Global Issues Video Oct 21, 2013

Our Discussion on the Future of Farming

CropLife International and Devex hosted a panel at the World Food Prize where Julie Borlaug, Vice President of Communications and PR at Inari, Sarah Hovinga, Senior Scientist at Bayer, Patience Koku and Nyasha Mudukutiof the Global Farmer Network, and Bonnie McClafferty, Director of the Food Value Chain at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition explored how innovations and […]

Global Issues Video Oct 28, 2018

Scaling Up Nutrition

Dr. David Nabarro and Dr. Lawrence Haddad are the 2018 World Food Prize laureates for their work in nutrition. Both are involved in the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN Initiative) which brings together governments and organizations to end malnutrition by 2030. Check out SUN’s work on nutrition and the SDGs. More resources can be found here.

Global Issues Infographic Sep 23, 2018

‘Oscars of Agriculture’ Recognize Humanitarians

The World Food Prize, known to some as the Oscars of agriculture, is awarded annually to one or more individuals who have made a great achievement in furthering sustainable agriculture and global food security. Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, tells us more.     What inspired you to take the […]

Global Issues interview Oct 02, 2017

10 Greatest Contributors to Sustainable Farming

In honor of World Food Day Oct. 16, this month is the perfect time to recognize the World Food Prize founder and some of the laureates who were pioneers in plant breeding and sustainable food production. Tweet us @CropLifeIntl and let us know who would be on your list!   The Father of The Green […]

Global Issues Document Oct 02, 2017

Zerihun Tadele

What inspires plant scientists and why is their job so important? Zerihun Tadele explains: Why did you want to be a plant scientist? I grew up in small farm in Ethiopia where the productivity of crops was extremely low. I wanted to change this poor performance of crops by specializing in this field. Based on […]

Webpage Apr 06, 2017

Table for Twenty

Celebration & Conversations Around 20 Years of Biotech Between 1995 and 1996, governmental leaders from across the world approved nine biotech crops. Soon thereafter, farmers began planting them, fully utilizing the 35 traits that protected the crops from environmental stresses such as pests, diseases, weeds, and drought. Since then, plant biotech has proven its value in […]

Webpage Mar 16, 2017

6 Development Tweeters You Should Follow

For those interested in the role of plant science in international development, here are six Twitter handles you should have a grip on: @worldfoodprize: Recognizing achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. (Read about the 2016 World Food Prize laureates who created […]

Global Issues News Item Oct 10, 2016

Nothing Will Compare to Next 30 Years, Says Biotechnology Pioneer

In 2013 Dr. Marc Van Montagu won the World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology. During the 1960s, along with his fellow researcher Jeff Schell, Dr. Van Montagu showed how a plant bacterium could be used as a tool to insert genes from another organism into plant […]

Plant Biotechnology News Item Jul 06, 2016