2020 World Food Prize Laureate | Dr. Rattan Lal

Dr. Rattan Lal, native of India and a citizen of the United States, will receive the 2020 World Food Prize for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that restores and conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.

Over his career spanning more than five decades and four continents, Dr. Lal has promoted innovative soil-saving techniques benefiting the livelihoods of more than 500 million smallholder farmers, improving the food and nutritional security of more than two billion people and saving hundreds of millions of hectares of natural tropical ecosystems.

To watch Dr. Lal’s speech, visit https://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/borlaug_dialogue/digital_dialogue/june_11__live_with_the_laureate/.

For more on Dr. Lal and his career, please visit www.WorldFoodPrize.org/2020Laureate.