Secretary of State Kerry to host 2013 World Food Prize Laureate announcement

May 28, 2013

The World Food Prize will announce the name of the 2013 Laureate in a ceremony on June 17, at the U.S. State Dept. in Washington D.C. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver keynote remarks. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President of the World Food Prize, will also speak at the event.

Norman Borlaug established the World Food Prize to keep attention focused on the ongoing hunger crisis and to recognize those whose work is significantly contributing to its end. This ceremony highlights the work of those who have advanced human development by increasing the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The 2013 Laureate will officially receive the $250,000 World Food Prize at the Laureate Award Ceremony held at the Iowa State Capitol on October 17. The award will be presented as part of the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium, the theme of which is “The Next Borlaug Century: Biotechnolgy, Sustainability, and Climate Volatility.”

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