How much do you know about agricultural achievements that have won the Nobel Prize?
October 14, 2020
October is Nobel Prize month — when individuals and institutions are recognized for academic, cultural and scientific advances. Several Nobel Laureates are scientists and humanitarians that have been acknowledged for their contributions to the agricultural sciences and have impacted food and nutrition security.
Fifty years ago, Dr. Norman Borlaug, the “Father of the Green Revolution,” was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for his work developing improved wheat varieties that have saved over one billion people from hunger. Half a century later, as we celebrate World Food Day (16 October), the United Nations World Food Programme has been recognized for its tireless efforts to battle hunger around the world, especially in these uncertain times with COVID-19. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about Nobel Laureates who have impacted and improved agriculture.