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Micro Irrigation Pioneer Dr. Daniel Hillel Named 2012 World Food Prize Laureate

June 13, 2012 |

2012 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Daniel Hillel

News Release – Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2012) – An Israeli scientist who pioneered a radically innovative way of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions was named the winner of the 2012 World Food Prize in a ceremony today at the U.S. State Department, at which Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address.

“Water has been a very big topic of concern here in the State Department,” Clinton said. “We have tried to focus our government’s attention and the world’s attention on the importance of getting ahead of what will be a devastating water crisis if we are not smarter and more purposeful in addressing the problems now. Read More