2016 Prez Candidates Address Hunger, Poverty

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday following the Iowa Hunger Summit, several nonprofit organizations including Feeding America, Bread for Life and the Iowa Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, launched the Vote to End Hunger Campaign. The initiative is to hold presidential candidates’ responsible for ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and globally. The campaign was launched in Des Moines, Iowa they day before …

Food, politics, Video, World Food Prize

Vote to End Hunger Launched at #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Food Summit took place today in Des Moines, IA leading up to the opening of this year’s World Food Prize. Following the Summit, several national nonprofits launched a new campaign, Vote to End Hunger (VTEH), an effort to urge 2016 presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, alleviating poverty and creating global opportunity. “Throughout the world, countries such …

Ag Groups, Audio, Food, World Food Prize

Borlaug 101 Focus on Global Food Security

Joanna Schroeder

To celebrate the 101st anniversary of the birth Dr. Norman Borlaug, the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue has gathered an outstanding “faculty” of international leaders, experts and scientists for Borlaug 101 a 3-day “course” on The Fundamentals of Global Food Security. The Borlaug Dialogue is being held October 14-16 as part of the World Food Prize events next week at the Des …

Food, World Food Prize

Borlaug Award Winner Pioneers Sustainability in Rwanda

John Davis

An American working in the African nation of Rwanda is being recognized for his work in sustainability. The World Food Prize Foundation awarded its 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application to Eric Pohlman, whose work with farmers has made it possible for smallholders in Rwanda and other developing African countries to escape hunger and poverty and improve …

International, World Food Prize

CROP Hunger Walk Organizer to Receive Humanitarian Award

John Davis

A man who walked so others could eat will be recognized with a humanitarian award. This news release from the World Food Prize says the Rev. Russell “Russ” Melby, a long-time Iowa organizer of Church World Service CROP Hunger Walks, will receive the 2015 Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award will be presented to the during the Iowa Hunger …

World Food Prize

Plant Geneticist Wins CAST Communication Award

John Davis

A plant geneticist is being recognized for his efforts to communicate. Dr. Channapatna Prakash, an honored faculty member at Tuskegee University in Alabama, will receive the 2015 Borlaug Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Communication Award for decades of using the written word, public presentations, and TV and radio and social media to deliver clear, science-based information to the …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Research, World Food Prize

2014 GAP Reports Highlights Food Supply Obstacles

Joanna Schroeder

The 2014 edition of the GAP Report finds that global productivity is not accelerating fast enough to meet the expected agricultural demand by 2050 through sustainable practices. Published by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and released during the World Food Prize, the trend means a new global challenge is emerging: how to sustainably provide enough food, feed, fiber and fuel …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, World Food Prize

Alison Van Eenennaam Wins CAST Award

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, faculty member and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis was awarded the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award by the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST). She received the honor during this year’s World Food Prize taking place in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s award was sponsored by DuPont Pioneer who announced they will …

Agribusiness, World Food Prize