Borlaug Field Award: recognising #HungerFighters



Know a researcher under the age of 40 who is working to achieve #ZeroHunger? Nominate this agriculture research hero for the next Borlaug Field Award by June 15th!

This award honors a young scientist or extension worker who has shown Borlaug-like determination, dedication and intellectual innovation in the fight to eliminate global hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The Borlaug Field Award offers a USD $10,000 prize endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Here's the criteria: 

  • A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHER who facilitates positive change through rigorous research methods, techniques, management approaches, and strategies that result in increased food production, availability, distribution, and better nutrition.
  • A LEADER, TEACHER AND COMMUNICATOR who acts as a leader of other agricultural professionals and successfully brings innovations to underserved farmers and consumers, through hands-on science training and education in rural communities
  • PERSISTENTLY INNOVATIVE, pursuing solutions in a quest to provide adequate food and nutrition to the world’s poorest people with Dr. Borlaug’s “never give up” attitude, even in the face of adversity.
  • DEDICATED TO ACHIEVING IMPACT: Just like Dr. Borlaug himself, the award is awarded to someone who has succeeded in “putting more food on the plate ” and can demonstrate the impact of this work.

Find the full nomination criteria here

Borlaug Field Award are closing soon! Nominate a hunger fighter by June 15th. To learn more about awardee qualifications, visit