Nominations are now open for the 2011 Borlaug CAST Communication Award, an honor that recognizes professionals actively working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors who are promoting agricultural science in the public-policy arena. This award has become an influential component in the efforts to keep agricultural issues and programs in the public eye as well as in front of national and world policymakers.
Organized by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, and sponsored by the CropLife Foundation, the award carries on the legacy of Norman Borlaug—the Father of the Green Revolution.
Many prominent agriculture and science leaders have been honored. The 2010 prize winner, Akin Adesina, has received extensive global coverage highlighting his eloquent speeches and his noteworthy accomplishments.
Through his leadership in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and other organizations, Adesina promotes specific programs and policies to help farmers. As he said during a breakfast ceremony at the World Food Prize event, the award was a special honor because it is named after his hero, Norman Borlaug. But he also pointed out that the Father of the Green Revolution would tell him to get back to work in the fight against hunger.
Words, deeds and programs need to become the actions that help farmers and consumers worldwide. CAST welcomes nominations for those who effectively communicate Borlaug's call to feed the world.
The award winner will receive a bronze sculpture, an honorarium, and an invitation to give a presentation at an award ceremony.
Nomination forms are accessible here.