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New award from The World Food Prize honors field researchers

<p><img src="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/documents/filelibrary/images/dr_borlaug/Th... alt="Photo credit: The World Food Prize" title="Photo credit: The World Food Prize" width="179" height="229" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;" />A new award has been established by The World Food Prize: The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. &nbsp;</p><p><span class="upperCaseBold">The $10,000 </span>award will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.</p> <p>This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.</p> <p>The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.</p> <p>The criteria and nomination procedure for this prestigious new award are available at <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=39531&amp;audienceID=1" target="_blank">worldfoodprize.org/borlaugfieldaward</a>. Nominations are due June 30, 2012. You can also read the<a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=24667&amp;audienceID=1&am... target="_blank"> full press release here</a>.</p>