Wheat Breeder Wins Food Prize
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:24 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- At an event hosted by the U.S. State Department, the World Food Prize announced Wednesday that international wheat breeder Sanjaya Rajaram is the World Food Prize laureate for 2014.

Rajaram, 71, is a native of India who worked with Norman Borlaug on wheat production in Mexico at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, known as CIMMYT. Rajaram succeeded Borlaug as the head of CIMMYT and leader of the wheat-breeding team at the facility.

"Rajaram implemented a major expansion of Borlaug's ingenious shuttle-breeding approach in countries beyond Mexico, emphasizing: wide adaptation of new plants to ...

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