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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.

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Bolivia and CIMMYT Partner to Boost Sustainable Grain Production

 

MasAgro photoTexcoco, Mexico 10 July 2014 – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Bolivia’s Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Innovation (INIAF) signed a scientific collaboration agreement to strengthen food security in the Andean country by developing research and capacity building activities that sustainably increase basic grain production.

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Experts Show Strong Support for CIMMYT Work in Mexico at Launching of Invest in LAC Agriculture Campaign

MasAgro photoMay 19, 2014, Texcoco, Mexico – Last week, senior leaders from the private sector, multi-lateral organizations and development agencies presented the campaign Invest in LAC Agriculture, to encourage increased public and private sector investment in agriculture to unlock the production potential of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).