Indian agriculture scientist wins 2014 World Food Prize

 Indian Agriculture Scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram Has Won The 2014 World Food Prize , Which Also Includes A Purse Of US$ 250,000.

Rajaram has become one among the very few scientists who have been honored with this prestigious prize.

This prize is regarded as of one of the most prestigious awards in the field of agriculture and food production. Rajaram is a Mexican citizen has huge contribution in the field.

He has been awarded for his all-round services in the field of agriculture. 

The World Food Prize is the top international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. 

The Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply, including food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences. 

Rajaram has developed hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat, feeding millions across the world. Rajaram has once worked with father of Greeen Revolution, Dr Norman Borlaug, and both have developed 480 varieties of wheat.

Rajaram in a statement said, "It's a great honor." "I'm a very humble person but very honoured that the World Food Prize committee has recognized me for the work I have done". 

Rajaram succeeded Dr Borlaug as head of the wheat breeding programme at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Mexico.



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