Prof M S Swaminathan at the Norman Borlaug Dialogue – World Food Prize event
(File Pic: Prof Swaminathan recieves the World Food Prize, 1987)
October 14, 2016: The World Food Prize 2016 was awarded to four individuals for their work on biofortification and food security at a function in Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on October 13, 2016. Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis received the award for their work on biofortification.
Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder MSSRF and the first World Food Prize winner, in 1987 is also now the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the World Food Prize. This Prize was instituted in 1986 by Nobel Laureate Dr Norman E. Borlaug, to ‘highlight and inspire breakthrough achievements in improving quality, quantity and availability of food in the world. It is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture’.
Prof Swaminathan speaks at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue at this event during the session ‘Celebrating 30 Years: The Borlaug-Sasakawa-World Food Prize Legacy’. His presentation entitled “Food for all in Africa the Anthropocene Era”.
The Borlaug Dialogue from October 9 – 17, 2016 is held each year at Des Moines, Iowa
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.