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World Food Prize Winner to Speak at DMACC

Posted 10/10/2016

The World Food Prize 5th Annual Winner of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Dr. Andrew Mude, will speak at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus on Wed., Oct. 12th, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Bldg. 6 Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Mude is a senior economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. He won “for his (Norman) Borlaug-like persistence in his science-based, community mediated, and innovative approach to providing financial protection, through insurance, to millions of poor herders and their families who care for and depend upon their livestock as they move across the vast rangelands of East Africa.”

Dr. Mude believes that much can be done by working directly for, and with, the billion-plus food producers of poor countries.

Dr. Mude will give a presentation on using satellite data on camels, cows, sheep and goats to develop the world’s first insurance for African pastoralists.

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