10) ICRISAT Congratulates the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate (August 2001)

Dr Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - a sister institute of ICRISAT - has been selected to receive the 2001 World Food Prize on 18 October 2001 at Des Moines, USA. This award recognizes Dr Pinstrup-Andersen's pioneering work in food policy research to help poor and malnourished people in developing countries.

The World Food Prize, conceived by Nobel Prize Winner Norman Borlaug, is the foremost international award recognizing those who have made a vital contribution to improving the quality, quantity, and availability of food.

"The prestigious award is a tribute to the vision of Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen in shaping the food policies of several developing countries so that the poor can have better access to food," said ICRISAT Director General Dr William D. Dar.

Both ICRISAT and IFPRI are Future Harvest Centers that are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) - the world's largest agricultural research network. All benefits of CGIAR research are kept within the public domain, freely available to everyone.

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