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GA Topper Series: World Food Prize 2022: Hello Students, all those students who have cleared their prelims exams in the banking sector must be prepared with every topic in the General Awareness Section for the mains examinations. Bankersadda team has brought you up a new series which will bring something new daily for the mains aspirants which is named as GA Topper Series and on today i.e. 6th May 2022, we have ‘World Food Prize 2022‘.

World Food Prize 2022: World Food Prize Foundation announced the name of World Food Prize laureate 2022, Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig of the United States for her seminal contributions to understanding and predicting the impacts of the interaction between climate and food systems. 

Important points about Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

  • She has been a research scientist at NASA GISS and head of the Climate Impacts Group since 1994
  • She is also a co-founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), an international project using climate science, crop modeling, and economic modeling to understand crop yield and food security in a changing climate. 

Important points about World Food Prize

  • This award is given by World Food Prize Foundation.
  • This award was conceived by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug and established in 1986 through the support of General Foods.
  • First awarded in 1987 to M. S. Swaminathan for Indian Green Revolution.
  • Other Indians who were awarded the world food prize are Verghese Kurein, Gurudev Kush, B.R. Barwale, Surindra Vasal, Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Sanjaya Rajaram
  • Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted was awarded in 2021.
  • A diploma, a commemorative sculpture, and a monetary award of US$ 250,000 are given to the winners.
  • Other awards given by the foundation are the Norman Borlaug field award, Norman Borlaug medallion
  • World food prize foundation also organizes the Iowa hunger summit.

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