D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center, Athens, Ga.
Lecture — 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium
Reception — 4:30 p.m.
Wheat breeder and World Food Prize winner Sanjaya Rajaram to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram as the speaker for its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture on Nov. 10.
Rajaram was awarded the World Food Prize in 2014 in recognition of his work as a wheat breeder, which resulted in a 200 million ton increase in the global annual wheat harvest and increased food-security in 51 countries around the world. He championed the free trade of plant breeding information and technology around the globe, further contributing to the development of stress-resistant varieties of wheat and other grains. Read more about Rajaram.
His talk, focusing on the international implications of agricultural research and the work of expanding the world's food supply, should appeal to students in horticulture and crop and soil sciences, but also to those who study international development, food security, agricultural economics and the promotion of agricultural technology.
Rajaram's lecture is free and open to the public. All CAES faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend, as are students, faculty and staff from across the campus.