12 Jun '12, 6pm

Food Prize for Pioneer in Drip-by-Drip Farming Efficiency

Food Prize for Pioneer in Drip-by-Drip Farming Efficiency

Food Prize for Pioneer in Drip-by-Drip Farming Efficiency By ANDREW C. REVKIN I’ve intersected a few times with Daniel Hillel , a pioneering agricultural innovator from Israel, and each time I’ve come away with new insights, often about subjects far broader than the efficient irrigation methods he devised and refined, which have helped dry regions around the world feed themselves. It’s great to see him named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize , an award created in 1987 by another agricultural leader, Norman Borlaug (read Justin Gillis’s fine obituary of Borlaug here ). Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the award at the State Department this morning. His achievements are described in depth here . Hillel will receive the $250,000 award in Des Moines, Iowa, the home of the prize foundation, in October. One challenge will be finding ways to spread ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/food-prize-f...

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