Israeli Scientist Daniel Hillel won World Food Prize 2012

International Current Affairs2012. Daniel Hillel won World Food Prize 2012 on 13 June 2012. He is a scientist from Israel

Created On: Jun 14, 2012 17:25 ISTModified On: Jun 14, 2012 18:19 IST

Daniel Hillel won World Food Prize 2012 on 13 June 2012. He is a scientist from Israel. The work and motivation of Daniel Hillel built the bridge between the divisions and to promote peace and understanding in the Middle East by advancing a breakthrough achievement. His work is relevant for agriculture-dominated economies. He applied the method of micro-irrigation, which maximizes the efficiency of water usage in agriculture.

World Food Prize is an international award. This award recognizes the importance of water for agricultural purposes. Dr. Hillel will be formally presented with the cash prize of 250000 dollar award in October 2012 at United States. This award was recognized by Norman Borlaug in 1987. This award indicates to that person who is pioneer in radical innovative way of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions. Norman Borlaug is a Nobal Prize winner and champion in Green Revolution. The World Food Prize award is chaired by M.S. Swaminathan. He is Indian agricultural scientist Professor and the first World Food Prize laureate.

Norman Ernest Borlaug  was an American agronomist, humanitarian and also known as the the father of the Green Revolution. He won Padma Vibhushan which is the India's second highest civilian honour.

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