Iowa PBS Presents 2018 World Food Prize Coverage

IPTV will provide live coverage of The World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa Capitol on Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be live streaming at and on YouTube. IPTV will then broadcast the coverage statewide that night at 8 p.m. and again Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.

The 2018 prize will be awarded to Drs. Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro, honoring their individual but complementary global leadership in elevating maternal and child undernutrition within the food security and development dialogue at national and international levels. Their efforts have resulted in the reduction of the world’s number of stunted children by 10 million between 2012 and 2017. Awarded by the World Food Prize Foundation, the $250,000 prize will be divided equally between the two recipients.

The World Food Prize was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iowan Norman Borlaug. After winning the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his achievements in agricultural research, Borlaug envisioned a separate international award to recognize those who have made significant contributions to advancements in the quality, quantity and availability of food in the world.

“Like Dr. Norman Borlaug before them, Drs. Haddad and Nabarro have dedicated their careers to reducing hunger and malnutrition,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Their work has deepened our understanding of nutrition’s impact not only on individual health, but on human capital and economic growth – compelling leaders in countries across the world to invest in evidence-based solutions.”

Programming support for the 2018 World Food Prize is provided by the W.T. and Edna M. Dahl Trust.