"The World Food Prize brings much-deserved recognition to those who are saving and improving millions of lives around the globe," said Paul Schickler, Pioneer president and DuPont vice president and general manager. "As a long-time major supporter of the Prize, we are pleased to help establish a permanent home honoring those who have dedicated their lives to saving others."
|DuPont has pledged $1 million to the World Food Prize to create the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates.|
"Pioneer Hi-Bred has been a strong friend and consistent supporter of World Food Prize programs, including our Youth Institute and international internships," said Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. "On behalf of all of us at the foundation, I want to express our profound appreciation for this very special contribution as well as for all of their past support."
When completed, the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates will serve as a historical center to recognize the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Iowa native Norman Borlaug as well as past World Food Prize laureates. It will host the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, which brings together dignitaries, scientists, nutritionists and other food and nutrition experts from around the world to discuss and share ideas about food and agricultural issues. It also will be the new home for the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute.
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.