IRRI scientist Swati Nayak has been honored as the recipient of the 2023 Borlaug Field Award by the esteemed selection jury of the World Food Prize.
Dr. Nayak is a highly accomplished researcher known for her pivotal role in engaging farmers in demand-driven rice seed systems, from testing and deployment to access and adoption of climate-resilient and nutritious rice varieties. Her illustrious career, spanning over 13 years, has been characterized by outstanding contributions, unwavering perseverance, and a profound commitment to bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and practical applications.
The Borlaug Field Award, named in honor of the renowned agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, is presented annually to individuals under the age of 40 whose pioneering and exceptional science-based work significantly advanced the world’s food production and helped alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
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