Norman Borlaug Lecture: World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

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Date/Time:Monday, 16 Oct 2017 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
Categories:Lectures Live Green Student activities
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"Betting on Africa to Feed the World," Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture (2011-15), is the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Posters will address world food issues and are submitted by undergraduate and graduate students.

In conjunction with the annual World Food Prize Celebration, this lecture is coordinated by Iowa State University's Nutritional Sciences Council and cosponsored by the Office of the President, Global Food Security Consortium, World Affairs Series, and the University Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government.)

Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009) was a Cresco, Iowa, native whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contribution to world peace through his wheat research and production that saved millions of lives worldwide. He founded the World Food Prize in 1986 to recognize the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

For more information on this event, go to the Lectures Program website.