- The Plate
World Food Prize Winner: Women Are Key to Agriculture Investment
If you haven’t even heard of the World Food Prize, why care about it? Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, explains: “It was created to deal with the single greatest challenge that human beings have ever faced: Can we feed the nine billion people that will soon be on our planet?” He believes that breakthrough innovations, the kind that the prize is awarded for, are key to addressing food production and access issues.
This year’s recipient takes a unique approach to ending hunger. Sir Fazle, who was knighted by the British crown in 2010, has helped raise over 150 million people out of poverty through his nonprofit, BRAC, the largest NGO in the world. When