Nominate an Individual Under 40 for the 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

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Dr. Bram Govaerts of CIMMYT accepted the 2014 Borlaug Field Award from Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn; Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Chariman of the Selection Committee; and C.D. Glin, Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation

Celebrate Dr. Borlaug's Legacy: Nominate an Individual Under 40 for the 2015 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Nominations Due June 30

Dr. Bram Govaerts of CIMMYT accepted the 2014 Borlaug Field Award from Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn; Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Chariman of the Selection Committee; and C.D. Glin, Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation. "To serve our clients, to work with those farmers, we have to strive for excellence every day. We have to go out to the fields to get our hands dirty, not only with mud but by working with everybody, everywhere." -Bram Govaerts, 2014 Honoree

The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, recognizes exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

Nominations are sought through June 30, 2015 for the fourth annual award, which will be presented at the World Food Prize events in October. The award honors an individual who is working closely and directly "in the field" or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain. Candidates will be evaluated and selected based on the attributes and accomplishments that reflect those demonstrated by Dr. Borlaug during his work in field research and application, which include: persistence, innovation, communication, research/science, extension, education, application, leadership and impact.

In 2014, Dr. Bram Govaerts received the Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application for for his work developing leading-edge, sustainable programs that are transforming subsistence agriculture and unsustainable farming systems in Mexico and other regions of the world into productive and sustainable production operations. Read the full biographies of all the past award recipients at www.worldfoodprize.org/borlaugawardee.

For more details check out www.worldfoodprize.org/en/nominations/

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