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NASA Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig is the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate

May 11, 2022
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate. Dr. Rosenzweig was recognized for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide. Photo Source: The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Foundation has named former farmer and NASA climate scientist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

The award announcement was made during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of State on May 5, 2022. Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, made the announcement of the 2022 Laureate, who will officially receive the World Food Prize in a renowned ceremony in October. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui, and Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler gave remarks during the event.

The World Food Prize Foundation honors Dr. Rosenzweig's achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a globally integrated transdisciplinary network of climate and food system modelers. Her leadership of AgMIP has directly helped decision-makers in more than 90 countries enhance their resilience to climate change.

For more details, read the press release from the World Food Prize Foundation.

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