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The laureate of the 2011 IFA Norman Borlaug Award for excellence in crop nutrition research is Dr Roland Buresh of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines. Dr Buresh is Principal Scientist at IRRI where he leads the Institute’s work on site-specificnutrient management (SSNM). The award recognizes his work in transforming the scientific concept of SSNM to innovative knowledge transfer tools based on decision-support software, the Internet, mobile phones and field practices readily usable by rice growers. Such tools bring precision agriculture techniques to small- scale farmers in developing countries.

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Taken on May 24, 2011