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Gain ED awarded World Food Prize

  • Published at 02:46 pm June 27th, 2018
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The international award recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world

The World Food Prize Foundation on Monday awarded the 2018 World Food Prize to Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain) and David Nabarro, former special adviser to the UN secretary general. 

Announcing the award, Ambassador Quinn, World Food Prize president cited the recipients for their “extraordinary intellectual and policy leadership in bringing maternal and child nutrition to the forefront of the global food security agenda and thereby significantly reducing childhood stunting”. 

The prize was founded in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Norman E Borlaug, and is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. 

An economist, Lawrence Haddad has been working to advance nutrition and food security for three decades, starting with fieldwork in the Philippines on the impacts of the commercialisation of agriculture on nutrition status. He taught at the University of Warwick for 3 years, was a researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he was the director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, and he directed the UK’s world-leading Institute for Development Studies (IDS). In 2014 he was a founding co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report and was a principal author of the Report for its first three years.  

“I am honoured to receive this award, which has always focused on the critical and urgent issues of the time. For our generation, I believe the issue is not only how to feed the world, but how to nourish it sustainably. Six of the top 10 risk factors for the global burden of disease are related to poor diet. This is not surprising because more than 1 in 3 people on the planet eat too little food, too little food of the right type or too much food of the wrong type. Were he here today I am sure Dr Borlaug would have been at the forefront of the fight to create sustainable food systems capable of addressing all forms of malnutrition – from wasting and stunting to problems related to being overweight and obesity”.

The formal presentation of the World Food Prize takes place in Des Moines in October 2018.


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