NASA Climate Research Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins World Food Prize 2022

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Recently the World Food Prize Foundation announced the name of Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig from the United States of America as the winner of the World Food Prize 2022.

  • Rosenzweig was awarded this prize for his research 'Understanding the relationship between climate and food systems and how both will change and forecast in the future'.

  • The purpose of the World Food Prize is to recognize the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

  • In the year 2021, the award was won by Dr. Shakuntala Harak Singh Thilstad, a leading nutritionist and in the year 2020, the award was won by Dr. Ratan Lal, an Indian American soil scientist.

  • About World Food Prize

  • The World Food Prize Prize was conceived in 1970 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman E. Borlaug for his work in global agriculture.

  • The World Food Prize was instituted in 1986.

  • It is also known as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture".

  • Dr. M.S. Swaminathan who is known as the father of Green Revolution in India was the first person to receive this award in the year 1987.

  • The award is presented each year in October on or around United Nations World Food Day (16 October).

  • The prize winner is presented with a sculpture designed by renowned artist and designer, Saul Bass, in addition to a cash prize of US$ 250,000.

  • The World Food Prize Foundation is located in Des Moines, USA.

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