The World Food Prize is seeking nominations for the new Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. 

This $10,000 award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. 

The award will honor 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.
We hope many individuals and organizations will nominate a deserving person for this honor. To learn more or to nominate, please visit

Nominations are due June 30, 2012.The award will be presented during the World Food Prize events Oct. 17-19, in Des Moines, Iowa. Questions may be directed to the World Food Prize Director of Secretariat: via email at or phone at 515-245-3796.