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Borlaug, Norman Ernest

(bôr`lôg), 1914–2009, U.S. agronomist, b. near Saude, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Minn. (Ph.D., 1942). He worked as researcher with the E. I. du Pont Company until 1944, when he joined the Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico. He became a director at the foundation and headed a team of scientists from 17 nations working to develop improved of grain harvests. The work Borlaug led or inspired resulted in the Green RevolutionGreen Revolution,
term referring mainly to dramatic increases in cereal-grain yields in many developing countries beginning in the late 1960s, due largely to use of genetically improved varieties. Beginning in the mid-1940s in Mexico researchers led by American Norman E.
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, which involved the use of improved wheat seed, new types of higher-yield rice, and more efficient use of fertilizer and water to produce larger food crop yields in many of the less-developed countries of South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Borlaug is credited with Mexico's self-sufficiency in wheat production, and in 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to eradicate hunger and build international prosperity. He founded (1986) the World Food Prize to recognize contributions to fields involved in the world food supply. Borlaug was a professor at Texas A&M Univ. from 1984 until his death.
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Acknowledging these issues, Bourne points out that "even the geopolitical and national security concerns that drove the first green revolution haven't gone away, while the environmental damage to soil, water, forests, and climate has only grown more dire," noting that "crop yields are now experiencing the classic pressure of diminishing returns that Malthus articulated two centuries ago and that Borlaug himself predicted, while demand for grain from population growth, meat-heavy diets, and biofuels is keeping food prices near record levels and spawning political instability in the poorest countries on the planet.
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Like in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Pakistan will also have the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) to promote nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia.
Borlaug won the Noble Peace Prize in 1970, and it seemed that the Green Revolution was an unequivocal success, a triumph of science, technology, and global economics.
stands a fitting tribute to Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Peace Prize--winning biologist who is often credited with saving a billion people worldwide from starvation.
Dr Borlaug believed in young people as future farmers and advocates against hunger," she commented.