The International Community Acknowledges the Impact of MasAgro, a SAGARPA – CIMMYT Project


impactos-masagro-noticiaJesús Aguilar Padilla, Mexico’s Subsecretary of Agriculture, said that CIMMYT is an important partner for SAGARPA in the pursuit of two objectives that President Peña Nieto considers a priority for Mexico’s agriculture: increase food production and alleviate poverty.


The World Food Prize Recognizes Young Agricultural Scientist for Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture as Winner of the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation

The third annual award recognizes researchers under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug.

(Washington, D.C.) September 18, 2014 – The World Food Prize announced today that the winner of its award for agricultural leaders under 40 to Dr. Bram Govaerts, a native of Belgium now working from Mexico, for his work developing leading-edge, sustainable programs that are transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems in Mexico and other regions of the world into productive and sustainable production operations. Dr. Govaerts’ collaborative work with farmers has made it possible for smallholders in Mexico and other developing countries to escape hunger and poverty and improve their livelihoods.