Nominate: Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

June 17, 2013

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. Nominations are sought through June 30 for the second annual award, which will be presented at the World Food Prize events in October.

The award honors an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers, or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.

Candidates will be evaluated and selected based on the attributes and accomplishments that reflect those demonstrated by Borlaug during his work in field research and application, which include: persistence, innovation, communication, research/science, extension, education, application, leadership, and impact.

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