The World Food Prize
Des Moines, IA

Norman Borlaug

A jewel of Cultivation Corridor, The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have fought hunger and advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Often called the “Nobel Prize for Food,” The World Food Prize was created in 1986 by Nobel Laureate and Iowa native Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, and is conferred annually during a world-class ceremony in downtown Des Moines. Following in Dr. Borlaug’s footsteps as “The Man That Saved a Billion Lives,” recent award recipients include doctors Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro in 2018 for their global leadership in elevating maternal and child undernutrition to a central issue within the food security and development dialogue at national and international levels. In addition to acting as a leading global voice on food security and availability, The World Food Prize is involved in the education and development of our future leaders: the Global Youth Institute, the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and the USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship were created by the World Food Prize Foundation to increase awareness of the World Food Prize mission among youth in our nation and worldwide.

www.worldfoodprize.org

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
— Dr. Norman E. Borlaug

Norman Borlaug

Known as the
“Nobel Prize for Food”

Norman Borlaug

A global voice on food
security and availability

Norman Borlaug

Home of the
Global Youth Institute