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World Food Prize 2011

Duration: 02:05:09 (Full Program)
Program: 2011 World Food Prize
Broadcast Date: Oct. 13, 2011

John Agyekum Kufuor and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received the 2011 World Food Prize for their personal commitment and visionary leadership while serving as the presidents of Ghana and of Brazil, respectively, in creating and implementing government policies to alleviate hunger and poverty in their countries.

The significant achievements of these two former heads of state illustrate that transformational leadership truly can effect positive change and greatly improve people’s lives.

The 24th annual World Food Prize ceremony was held in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

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 improve the world's food supply.

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Post Date: October 5, 2011