Category Archives: Borlaug 100

World Food Prize ceremony honors women not just in agriculture

By Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Women around the world were the stars of this past week’s World Food Prize. Speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and honoree Joyce Banda, former president of Malawi … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Open data a necessary resource for farmers

By Jieyang Zheng and Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Data gives farmers control and knowledge and open data can broaden access to new technologies and precise market information. But challenges arise when private sector groups conceal data, make it … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Help people to help themselves, a better model to improve small holder’s life

By Jiayi Wang DES MOINES, Iowa — Charles F. Nicholson holds a small box of dried mangoes and invites people at the 2015 World Food Prize to taste the product made by farmers at Tiron, a small Indonesian village. Nicholson … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The orange revolution: feeding the world one sweet potato at a time

By Jieyang Zheng and Alexa Ahern DES MOINES, Iowa — Sweet potatoes have a secret. They aren’t all sugary holiday dishes. The orange-fleshed sweet potatoes that are ubiquitous on Thanksgiving tables are rich in Vitamin A. However, their paler cousin, … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Menstrual hygiene plays role in food security

Text and Video by Sahar Majid DES MOINES, Iowa — Days for Girls provides women with long-lasting hygiene solutions — and heads off a problem at the root of food insecurity. At the World Food Prize at the Marriott Downtown Hotel … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fisheries, aquaculture fill gap in global food security dialogue

By Eric Knapp DES MOINES, Iowa — While fish is a primary source of protein that has many essential nutrients, health-promoting benefits and other nutritional qualities, fisheries and aquaculture are often overlooked in the global discussion of food security and hunger. At a … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , | Leave a comment

U.S. expands role in global hunger

By Thomas Hellauer DES MOINES, Iowa – Former World Food Prize Laureate and president of Bread for the World, Rev. David Beckmann, expressed optimism on the status of global food security and poverty. “Since 1990, the number of people in extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Borlaug 100, World Food Prize | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment