Lecture: 'Feeding a hungry world - can Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030?'

Posted on August 25, 2016

The National Research Foundation, the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the University of Pretoria cordially invite you to a special lecture by 2014 World Food Prize Laureate Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, titled 'Feeding a hungry world - can Africa achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030?'.


Venue: Sanlam Auditorium, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Time: 12:00–12:30   


About the presenter

Sanjaya Rajaram, an eminent plant scientist and international scholar, was honoured as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate for his scientific research that contributed to the green revolution and led to a prodigious increase (by more than 200 million tonnes) in world wheat production. His breakthrough breeding technologies have had a far-reaching and significant impact, providing more nutritious food around the globe and alleviating world hunger. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognising the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Dr Rajaram succeeded Dr Norman Borlaug as leader of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center's wheat breeding programme, and has developed 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents and have been widely adopted by small- and large-scale farmers alike.


- Author Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being

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