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Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

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Source: Press Trust of India

  

Context: Indian scientist Dr. Swati Nayak, working at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), has been awarded the 2023 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application by the World Food Prize Foundation.

  • Nayak is recognized for her innovative work in engaging smallholder farmers in demand-driven rice seed systems, focusing on climate-resilient and nutritious rice varieties. This award is given to exceptional scientists under 40 who contribute to food and nutrition security and hunger eradication, in memory of Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, known as the chief architect of the Green Revolution.