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CIMMYT's Alison Bentley Announced as 2023 Borlaug CAST Communication Awardee

May 17, 2023

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Dr. Alison Bentley, Director of the Global Wheat Programme at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), has been hailed as the 2023 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient. The award was granted by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), an international consortium of scientific and professional societies, universities, companies, nonprofits, libraries, and individuals.

“While Bentley is known for her global research on wheat genetics, she is also recognized for her proficiency in science communication. Bentley has a passion for delivering practical applications from innovation to farmers, extensive reach through communicating and influencing, and mentoring and support of individuals and community efforts. Bentley's exceptional work in raising awareness about the importance of wheat as a food crop is also evidenced by her wide-ranging list of communication activities,” according to CAST's media release.

Dr. Bentley's outreach activities include science presentations, open-access articles, blogs, podcasts, Youtube videos, and Twitter campaigns. These efforts demonstrate her dedication to science communication and engaging with the public about wheat supplies and plant breeding. The awarding ceremony will take place during the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue event in Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2023.

Read the media release from CAST.

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