Scientist Daniel Hillel bags World Food Prize 2012
- Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel bagged World Food Prize 2012.
His work and motivation has contributed in bridging the divisions and spreading peace and understanding in the Middle East by enhancing a breakthrough achievement. His work is relevant for agriculture-dominated economies.He conceived and implemented the method of micro-irrigation, which maximizes the efficaciousness of water usage in agriculture, in the dry and arid land regions. He will be formally presented with the cash prize of $ 250000 award.
World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality. y, quantity or availability of food in the world. The prize was created by Norman Borlaug (Nobel Peace Prize laureate) in 1986.
- The World Food Prize award is chaired by M.S. Swaminathan, an Indian agricultural scientist Professor and the 1st World Food Prize recipient.
- Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American agronomist, philanthropist and famously known as the the father of the Green Revolution. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the India’s 2nd highest civilian honour.