2018 Laureate Announcement Ceremony
Drs. Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro were announced today as the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Prize rewards their individual but complementary global leadership in elevating maternal and child undernutrition within the food security and development dialogue at national and international levels with the result of reducing the world’s number of stunted children by 10 million between 2012 and 2017.

“Like Dr. Norman Borlaug before them, Drs. Haddad and Nabarro have dedicated their careers to reducing hunger and malnutrition,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Their work has deepened our understanding of nutrition’s impact not only on individual health, but on human capital and economic growth – compelling leaders in countries across the world to invest in evidence-based solutions.”

The Laureate Announcement Ceremony featured a variety of high-level speakers including the Hon. Ted McKinney the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, the Hon. Bill Northey the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, World Food Prize President Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh.
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