Thursday, 17 June 2010

2010 World Food Prize Laureates announced

David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, and Jo Luck, President of Heifer International are the 2010 recipients of the World Food Prize.

David Beckmann and Jo Luck are being honored by the World Food Prize for their landmark achievements in building Bread for the World and Heifer International into two of the world’s foremost grassroots, non-governmental organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty for millions of people around the globe.

“In honoring Jo Luck and David Beckmann, the World Food Prize recognizes the critical efforts of NGOs in mobilizing and empowering grassroots citizens to end hunger in communities around the world.” 

The award will be formally presented to the laureates on October 14 at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines. The ceremony will be held as part of the 2010 Borlaug Dialogue, themed “Take it to the Farmer: Reaching the World’s Smallholders.”