I am most pleased to announce a new award that has been established by The World Food Prize: The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
I urge you to nominate an individual for this special recognition of an individual under the age of 40 who has clearly emulated the traits exhibited by Dr. Borlaug as a young scientist in the fight to eliminate global hunger. The criteria and nomination procedure for this prestigious new award are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/borlaugfieldaward.
Nominations for the first annual Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application will be accepted online through June 30; the chosen recipient will be honored during a ceremony as part of the World Food Prize international symposium, the "Borlaug Dialogue," and related events taking place October 17-19, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.
The official press release with details about this award is available online at bit.ly/borlaugaward. We hope that your organization will consider nominating a worthy individual, and that you will help us get the word out by distributing our press release to your constituents and any others that you believe may wish to bring forward worthy candidates.
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
President, The World Food Prize Foundation