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Prof M.S Swaminathan Granted With ICFA's First World Agriculture Prize

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan Granted With ICFA's First World Agriculture Prize: Details, Profile, Achievements/Awards, Highlights

Professor M.S. Swaminathan was granted with the first World Agriculture Prize on 27th October 2018. It was presented by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan at a special session, named Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security organised by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.

The World Agriculture Prize instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA).

The ICFA’s World Agricultural Prize carries a cash component of $1,00,000 and will recognize individuals who have served humanity through agriculture.

The ICFA’s World Agricultural Prize will be an annual prize and would be presented to any individual or institution, importantly from Asian, African or Latin American countries who have played a seminal role in transforming agriculture globally and saving humanity from the curse of hunger.

About Prof. M.S. Swaminathan

Prof. M.S Swaminathan (93 years old) is known as  and is renowned worldwide for his basic and applied research in genetics, cytogenetics, radiation, and chemical mutagenesis, food, and biodiversity conservation.

Also, the United Nations Environment Programme has accorded him as  owing to his commitment towards the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture.


Prof. M.S Swaminathan was awarded various prestigious awards among some are as follows:

Padma Shri in 1967

Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971

Padma Bhushan in 1972

World Food Prize in 1982

Padma Vibhushan in 1989 and among many others.


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