|Sec. of State, John Kerry, speaks at the 2014 World Food Prize|
Laureate Announcement Ceremony
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.|