Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram Named World Food Prize Laureate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plant Scientist Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram is named the 2014 World Food Prize laureate. His research into wheat production is responsible for worldwide gains of more than 200 million tons annually.

Dr. Rajaram has developed a staggering 480 different varieties of wheat deployed in a quarter of the world’s countries, in six continents.

His work also included an expansion of the world’s global scientific wheat network, and in 2007, previous World Food Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug called him the greatest present-day wheat scientist in the world.

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