Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Farmer-to-Farmer Congratulates Dr. Rajaram for Receiving the 2014 World Food Prize

Sec. of State, John Kerry, speaks at the 2014 World Food Prize
Laureate Announcement Ceremony
On June 18, 2014, Partners of the Americas' Farmer-to-Farmer Program attended the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony where Secretary of State John Kerry announced Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram as the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize.

Dr. Rajaram was born in India and is a renowned plant scientist whose research career began in 1969 at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. At CIMMYT, he worked alongside Dr. Normal Borlaug and, in 1972, was asked by Dr. Borlaug to succeed him in leading CIMMYT's wheat breeding program. His research in wheat breeding technologies has led to increased production of wheat by more than 200 million tons worldwide. Dr. Rajaram has developed over 480 varieties of wheat. To read more about his work and also to see remarks from the event, visit the World Food Prize website.

Dr. Rajaram evaluating wheat in Mexico.
Partners of the Americas' Farmer-to-Farmer Program congratulates Dr. Rajaram on this noble achievement and acknowledges the extraordinary contributions he has made to promoting global food security. To find out more about what Farmer-to-Farmer is doing to help promote food security in the Americas, click on the "food security" label to the right for a selection of articles and program highlights.

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