Ethiopian scientist named 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

June 11, 2009

gebisa-lgThe 2009 World Food Prize will be awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains and enhanced the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Born in 1950, Gebisa Ejeta grew up in a one-room thatched hut with a mud floor, in a rural village in west-central Ethiopia. Read More


2 comments on “Ethiopian scientist named 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

  1. I am so glad to have and hear that the most inteligent person to come out of my country. I am proud of you and the rest of the world. Well done i hope people like you to see more often to change the world for better.

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