World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates The World Food Prize Foundation welcomes you to the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates, in the historic former Des Moines Public Library building.
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The World Food Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1986, The World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world. Laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. In 1990, Des Moines businessman and philanthropist John Ruan assumed sponsorship of The Prize and established The World Food Prize Foundation, located in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize also annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium to bring the world's foremost experts together to discuss cutting-edge issues in food security, and multiple youth education programs to inspire the next generation to study and work in fields related to global agriculture.

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09/20/2020

Read what this year's Borlaug-Ruan International Interns have to say about the program and what they're looking forward to! And stay tuned to our social media to learn more about each intern!
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Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman!Arilyn is a student at Iowa State Un...
09/20/2020

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman!

Arilyn is a student at Iowa State University and a virtual intern for the China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center. Arilyn is working with an expert mentor online to conduct research on rice blast fungus with an experienced mentor, addressing issues related to poverty and global food security.

“I am glad to have had the opportunity to branch out of my comfort zone and network with a variety of different people from different locations,” said Arilyn.

Check in for more #BR2020 Intern highlights and find more information on the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Aracely Miron-Ocampo! Aracely is a student at the University...
09/19/2020

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Aracely Miron-Ocampo!

Aracely is a student at the University of Iowa and is a virtual intern for the World Vegetable Center in Hyderabad, India. Aracely is working with an expert mentor online to conduct research on cowpea as a source of nutrition and improved livelihoods of farmers.

“Through the World Food Prize, I get the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from mentors across the world who I would not otherwise get to meet, and I become more informed about global issues surrounding agriculture,” said Miron-Ocampo. “This organization has led me towards a career path where I want to combine agriculture and medicine through global health and nutrition by investigating food security issues and nutritional problems around the world,” said Aracely.

Check in for more #BR2020 Intern highlights and find more information on the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

Today the World Food Prize Foundation announced the selection of 6 exemplary students for its esteemed George Washington...
09/18/2020

Today the World Food Prize Foundation announced the selection of 6 exemplary students for its esteemed George Washington Carver Internship Program.

Since its founding in 2001, the GWC Internship has impacted over 350 students and given them the opportunity to learn about not only the operation and impact of an international non-profit organization but also about the importance of food security. Congratulations to these amazing students! We look forward to seeing what you’ll accomplish during your time at the Foundation.

Learn how to apply to be a #GWCIntern at www.worldfoodprize.org/gwcintern

Women in Lipa were chosen and trained by Laureate Simon Groot's company EastWest Seed as a part of the Stables Green Pro...
09/18/2020
Lipa women set up sustainable vegetable, livestock gardens to cope with pandemic

Women in Lipa were chosen and trained by Laureate Simon Groot's company EastWest Seed as a part of the Stables Green Project. The project aims to teach entrepreneurial skills and how to sustainably grow vegetable gardens.

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The women of Lipa in Batangas are growing sustainable vegetable and livestock gardens to meet local communities' food source needs amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Amulya Pillutla! Amulya is a student at Stanford University ...
09/18/2020

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Amulya Pillutla! Amulya is a student at Stanford University and a virtual intern for the International Centre of Insect Physiology in Nairobi, Kenya. Amulya is working with an expert mentor online to conduct research about COVID-19’s effect on Kenyan youth.

“One of the things I am most excited for during this internship is meeting the farmers of Kenya and getting a firsthand insight into the agriculture there,” said Pillutla. “I am so thankful to the World Food Prize Foundation for making this internship happen in spite of the circumstances.”

Check in for more #BR2020 Intern highlights and find more information on the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Amanda Dougherty. Amanda is a student at the University of I...
09/17/2020

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Amanda Dougherty. Amanda is a student at the University of Iowa and is a virtual intern for the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in India. Throughout the course of her internship, Amanda has collaborated virtually with an experienced mentor to research gender roles in Indian agriculture.

“The World Food Prize Foundation has inspired me to investigate global issues and food security,” said Dougherty. “The opportunity presents research experience, cross cultural connections, and a greater perspective on gender equality within the Indian agricultural system.”

Check in for more #BR2020 Intern highlights and find more information on the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

Register for the 2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium Breaking New Ground: “Building Resilience Today for Impr...
09/16/2020

Register for the 2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium Breaking New Ground: “Building Resilience Today for Improved Global Food Systems Tomorrow!” This exciting event will take place in a re-envisioned virtual setting between October 12-16. Each of the days will offer a panel discussion, a roundtable session and a workshop featuring headline speakers that participants will interact and connect with. You don’t want to miss a single second! Register at www.worldfoodprize.org/register

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Andrew Berley! Andrew is a student at North Carolina Univers...
09/16/2020

Today we are highlighting Borlaug-Ruan International Intern Andrew Berley!

Andrew is a student at North Carolina University and is a virtual intern for China Agricultural University in Beijing. Andrew is working with an expert mentor online to conduct research, using bioinformatics to study the wheat genome.

“The World Food Prize foundation has offered me a perspective that I would have never been able to achieve on my own and has propelled me into an interest in developing ground-breaking discoveries in agriculture to quench hunger around the world,” said Andrew.

Check in for more #BR2020 Intern highlights and find more information on the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

The new SLU Youth Institute starts this Fall for participating students. We can't wait to see what these bright young mi...
09/15/2020
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The new SLU Youth Institute starts this Fall for participating students. We can't wait to see what these bright young minds can accomplish with coordinator Karl Lundén and coordinator Kristina Karlsson Green!

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SLU har bjudits in av World Food Prize Foundation för att skapa en första, svensk gren inom Global Youth Institute. SLU Youth Institute (SLU YI) har som mål att skapa intresse bland svenska...

Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will be profiling each of our exceptional Borlaug-Ruan International Interns, who this...
09/15/2020

Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will be profiling each of our exceptional Borlaug-Ruan International Interns, who this past summer have been completing research projects online with mentors around the globe.

First up is University of Illinois student Allison Chhay. Over the course of her internship, Allison has collaborated virtually with scientists at the World Vegetable Center in Tainan, Taiwan, to research the consumption patterns of traditional vegetables.

“The Borlaug-Ruan Internship has allowed me to experience professional research, explore niche topics, and create change,” said Allison.

Check-in for more exciting #BR2020 Intern Highlights and find more information on the George Washington Carver Internship here: https://bit.ly/33ogf0m

Today marks the 11th anniversary of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s death. “More than any other single person of this age, he ha...
09/12/2020

Today marks the 11th anniversary of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s death. “More than any other single person of this age, he has helped provide bread for a hungry world,” the Nobel committee said in presenting him with the Peace Prize. “We have made this choice in the hope that providing bread will also give the world peace.” https://nyti.ms/3ih1AKR

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Nakalembe and Dr. André Bationo! Today, they were jointly awarded the 2020 Africa Food ...
09/11/2020
Dr. André Bationo and Dr. Catherine Nakalembe Awarded the 2020 Africa Food Prize (AFP) | Africa Food Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Nakalembe and Dr. André Bationo! Today, they were jointly awarded the 2020 Africa Food Prize by the African Green Revolution Forum for their significant contribution in advancing food security throughout Africa.

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Kigali, Rwanda, September 11, 2020 – Dr. André Bationo and Dr. Catherine Nakalembe have been announced as the 2020 winners of the Africa Food Prize (AFP) for their exceptional contribution towards the promotion of food security across the continent. Dr. André Bationo, a researcher from Burkina F...

Please join our very own President Barbara Stinson while she speaks at the AGRF The Future of Our Food virtual summit. h...
09/11/2020
AGRF Virtual Summit 2020

Please join our very own President Barbara Stinson while she speaks at the AGRF The Future of Our Food virtual summit.

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Need help registering? Please email [email protected] In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and developme...

Register today! The Root of It Livestream will be covering hard-hitting questions regarding modern agtech ecosystems wit...
09/09/2020

Register today! The Root of It Livestream will be covering hard-hitting questions regarding modern agtech ecosystems with industry leaders starting September 17.

Registration and Information:
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2020 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Rattan Lal received a great birthday present on Monday. Punjab Agricultural Universit...
09/09/2020

2020 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Rattan Lal received a great birthday present on Monday. Punjab Agricultural University rechristened their agronomy department as Dr. Rattan Lal Laboratories in honor of Dr. Lal and all of his work in the Soil Sciences.

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09/06/2020
What Would Norm Say?

"What would Norm Say" was written by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn discussing his relationship with Dr. Norman Borlaug, and how Ambassador Quinn believes the "Father of the Green Revolution" would react to the new report issued by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, entitled Advancing Global Food Security: The Power of Science, Trade and Business. An insightful read to help remind us of the values of Dr. Borlaug can be found in the article below.
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By Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn President, The World Food Prize Foundation Given the decade-long relationship I had with him in building the World Food Prize, I am sometimes asked about what the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug might say about a particular topic. So, if Norm, as....

Don't forget to contact the Hall of Laureates today for all of your upcoming events. We would love to help make you even...
09/05/2020

Don't forget to contact the Hall of Laureates today for all of your upcoming events. We would love to help make you event the best that it can be.
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Fun Fact Friday!The Borlaug CAST Communication Award is presented annually for outstanding achievement by a scientist, e...
09/04/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

The Borlaug CAST Communication Award is presented annually for outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist, or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental, or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science in the public policy arena. Presented by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), whose mission is to assemble, interpret, and communicate credible, balanced, science-based information to policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public.

The award is dedicated to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, “The Man Who Fed the World” and author of CAST publication #1, and to Dr. Charles A. Black, first CAST President, first Executive Vice President, and member of the founding committee of CAST. These two men embody the passion and dedication to agricultural research and technology that this award is designed to reward.

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Today's #ArtWorkWednesday features the "Mother of 4-H Clubs"!This painting features Jessie Field Shambaugh, a woman from...
09/02/2020

Today's #ArtWorkWednesday features the "Mother of 4-H Clubs"!

This painting features Jessie Field Shambaugh, a woman from Clarinda whose Corn Clubs and Home Clubs were the forerunner of 4-H. On the chalkboard you will see the words, "Head, Heart, Hands and Health," which represents the organizations four focus areas of personal development. The organization has more than 6.5 million members in the United States with approximately 90,000 clubs.

Check back often for more amazing artwork features!

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Although our public tours are currently unavailable, we have a variety of ways for you to still learn about the rich his...
09/01/2020
Explore World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in 3D

Although our public tours are currently unavailable, we have a variety of ways for you to still learn about the rich history of the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates! A virtual tour is attached below, inside you will see green icons allowing you to explore even deeper into our history. We hope you enjoy your tour!

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08/31/2020
Book Your Event - Hall Of Laureates Events | Des Moines Events Venue

Fall is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin booking events for the 2021 year! The Hall of Laureates can ensure that your event will be one to remember! Whether you would like an elegant outdoor wedding or a prestigious conference boardroom, we would love to take the strain of choosing the perfect venue off of your plate!

For more information on booking events at the Hall of Laureates visit: https://bit.ly/2AwQDnI

Thank you for your interest in the Hall of Laureates for your private event. As each event is different please reach out with the answers to the following questions so we can provide to you a custom quote for your event!

A beautiful wedding deserves a beautiful venue, and the Hall of Laureates is the perfect place to say I do. From our bre...
08/29/2020

A beautiful wedding deserves a beautiful venue, and the Hall of Laureates is the perfect place to say I do. From our breathtaking skylight to our garden oasis, we have a gorgeous location for your big day. Visit our website, set up a tour, and begin your journey with the Hall of Laureates today!
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Fun Fact Friday!In the 1920s, the Rotunda in the Hall of Laureates served as a space of relaxation, complete with comfor...
08/28/2020

Fun Fact Friday!

In the 1920s, the Rotunda in the Hall of Laureates served as a space of relaxation, complete with comfortable chairs, reading lamps and tables. Several decades later, it was used as the reception area within the Des Moines Public Library complete with a circulation desk and card catalogues.

Check back next week for more fun facts!

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The Norman Borlaug Field Award is a $10,000 prize the World Food Prize Foundation awards to researchers who dedicate the...
08/28/2020

The Norman Borlaug Field Award is a $10,000 prize the World Food Prize Foundation awards to researchers who dedicate their scientific careers toward eradicating world hunger and poverty. Each Thursday we'd like your help in remembering our past Borlaug Field Award Recipients as we continue to share their inspiring stores!

Dr. Hale Ann Tufan, Principal Investigator of the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.

n the course of her education and early career, Tufan realized that it was not enough to simply release improved crop varieties into the food production chain because so many of those varieties were not adopted by the farmers they were meant to target. Through talking with farmers, she discovered that one of the biggest reasons for this was that researchers were missing the importance of taking gender into account in plant breeding, and as a result were ignoring the needs of a large number of farmers.

She is recognized for championing the incorporation of gender-supportive activities within the global agricultural research community, working across disciplines to ensure women farmers and scientists are fairly represented in the lab, in the field and at the table. Tufan’s work is changing how agricultural research is carried out around the world, and changing how the research community views gender. Tufan’s enthusiasm and results-driven approach have led her to develop new training programs that will benefit smallholder farmers, and importantly, that incorporate women farmers into the research value chain.

To read full coverage on Dr. Tufan and her fellow Borlaug Field Award Recipients, visit: https://bit.ly/31zwGWX

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Today's #ArtWorkWednesday is a flash back to the 2008 Iowa State Fair where artist, Sarah Pratt, created a butter sculpt...
08/26/2020
Borlaug honored with butter sculpture at Iowa State Fair

Today's #ArtWorkWednesday is a flash back to the 2008 Iowa State Fair where artist, Sarah Pratt, created a butter sculpture in honor of World Food Prize Founder, Dr. Norman Borlaug!

At the 2008 Iowa State Fair, Dr. Borlaug's sculpture joined those of Henry A. Wallace, George Washington Carver and Etta May Budd in what the Fair is billing as "a tribute to four Iowans who helped change the face of the world’s agriculture."

The full article can be found here: https://bit.ly/2FdV60R.

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August 6, 2008 - Borlaug honored with butter sculpture at Iowa State Fair

The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is a public museum, educational facility and a place of inspiration for all Iowa...
08/25/2020

The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is a public museum, educational facility and a place of inspiration for all Iowans. It is a magnificent setting where students can explore the awe-inspiring stories of some of Iowa’s greatest heroes and the achievements of world-renowned scientists who are helping to feed the world. The Hall of Laureates is an amazing learning opportunity for students and and would make a great adventure for any class. For more information in to planning your field trip to the Hall of Laureates visit the link below!

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Des Moines, IA
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The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates - home of The World Food Prize - is a public museum, educational facility and place of inspiration for all Iowans. It is a magnificent setting where visitors can explore the awe-inspiring stories of some of Iowa’s greatest heroes, as well as the achievements of world-renowned scientists and leaders who are helping to feed the world. More than 100 pieces of specially commissioned artwork tell the stories of heroes such as Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, founder of the World Food Prize, as well as the 35 World Food Prize Laureates. Features within the building also showcase the history of agriculture. The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates serves as: - a world-class museum to recognize great achievements in agriculture and fighting hunger; - a convocation center at which to hold events during the World Food Prize International Symposium -- the Borlaug Dialogue; - a home for the expanding Global Youth Institute, which aims to inspire the next generation of leaders; - an educational facility featuring interactive displays on hunger and food security; - and a conference center and event space available to other groups and organizations for their meetings and other activities. This magnificently restored Beaux Arts space celebrates the spirit of giving, emphasizing the importance of global food security. Dr. Borlaug is honored for his role as the Father of the Green Revolution and the man who has saved more than one billion lives with his innovations in agriculture. The building also pays tribute to the World Food Prize Laureates and Iowa’s agricultural and humanitarian pioneers, for their significant contributions to the global fight against hunger and helping to feed the world and improve the lives of others. Walk-In Visitors: - Tuesdays: Guided Tours are given at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon and 1:30 p.m. - Saturdays: Self-Guided Tours, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Docents available to talk with visitors. - Sundays: Self-Guided Tours, Noon-3 p.m. Docents available to talk with visitors. Pre-Booked Tour Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays have been reserved for group tours scheduled 10 business days in advance: - Wednesdays: Tours available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please schedule in advance. - Thursdays: Tours available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please schedule in advance. To schedule a tour, please contact Nicole Barreca, 515-245-3735. More details, including photos and videos of the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/hall. Also check out The World Food Prize Foundation page: https://www.facebook.com/theworldfoodprize

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A truly beautiful building!
An excellent place to ride to and take photos!
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So disappointed that we were not able to tour inside today when we arrived during the public open hours. All of the doors were locked at 9:30 on a Saturday morning. Not sure what went wrong, but hope to get another chance. Please let me know if we could have tried something differently. Thank you.