Category Archives: World Food Prize

Food insecurity a threat to already unstable nations

By Sean McNealy DES MOINES, Iowa — Two tropical cyclones hit civil war-torn Yemen in a span of 10 days in 2015 and brought a large amount of rain to the arid country. Wet conditions favored breeding locusts, which were … Continue reading

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First 1000 Days: outrage and inspire

By Kathryn Cawdrey DES MOINES, Iowa — Roger Thurow released The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children-and the World, a new book that delves into the stories of new mothers and their babies in Uganda, India, Guatemala and … Continue reading

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Small scale farming to large scale agriculture: the move toward environmentally friendly practices

By Kathryn Cawdrey DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservation agriculture is critical for modern farming. With pressures from climate change and the need for sustainability, smallholder farmers and large corporations are implementing new, environmentally friendly farming practices. Members from One Acre … Continue reading

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Thirty years after the birth of Sasakawa Africa Association, no signs of slowing

By Kathryn Cawdrey DES MOINES, Iowa — When Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o took the stage to celebrate 30 years of Sasakawa in Africa, she stepped out from behind the podium and into the crowd — her preferred way of speaking. Oniang’o is … Continue reading

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Empowering women starts with girls at home, school

By Kristen Reesor DES MOINES, Iowa — When Fatima Denton’s son was 8 years old, he had a school project on volcano eruptions. As he explained how an eruption happens, Denton —who is the director of the Special Initiatives Division … Continue reading

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Collaboration, networking are key to combatting food insecurity

By Sean McNealy DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. universities can learn a thing or two from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. The school has developed open networks of information between academic departments to promote sharing of scientific research … Continue reading

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Four scientists honored for accomplishments in biofortification at 30th anniversary of World Food Prize

By Kristen Reesor DES MOINES, Iowa – Four biofortification experts received recognition for their contributions to improving the health of millions at the 2016 Laureate Award Ceremony for the World Food Prize on Thursday. The 2016 laureates –Maria Andrade, Howarth Bouis, … Continue reading

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