Awards

CIMMYT scientists have won many awards for their research and field work, including the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 and the World Food Prize in 2000 and 2014.

The large number of trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins and ribbons acknowledging scientific excellence at CIMMYT over the past 50 years are too numerous to list, but some highlights follow:

 

 

  • Nobel Peace Prize
    1970
    Norman Borlaug
  • World Food Prize
    2000
    Evangelina Villegas
    Surinder K. Vasal
  • WORLD FOOD PRIZE
    2014
    Sanjaya Rajaram

MAIZE AWARDS

2015
Robert Gabriel Mugabe Award for Outstanding Research – Maize Breeding Team of the Department of Research and Specialist Services (DR&SS), Zimbabwe

2014
The Magnolia Silver Award (China) – Yunbi Xu

2013
Reconocimiento apoyo a la investigacion en maíz – Luis Narro

2012
UK Climate Week Award – DTMA Project
The 100 Best PhD Dissertations Award of China – Yanli Lu
Reconocimiento apoyo a la investigacion en maíz – Luis Narro

2011
Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding – B.M. Prasanna

2010
Apoyo a la Investigacion en Cereales (FENALCE, Colombia) – Luis Narro
Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers – Jianbing Yan

2008
China Friendship Award – José Luis Araus
Knight Commander of the Order Manuel Amador Guerrero (Government of Panama) – Hugo Cordova
Third Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture – Surinder K. Vasal, Former Distinguished Scientist, CIMMYT
G.H. Stringfield Award (Ohio State University) – Kevin Pixley

2007
Promising young scientist (CGIAR) – Natalia Palacios
Contribucion al Mejoramiento de Maiz de Bolivia – Luis Narro
Sobresaliente Contribucion a la Investigacion de Maize en Peru – Luis Narro

2006
CGIAR King Baudouin Award – CIMMYT

2001
Orders of the Burning Spear (Kenya) – Wilfred Mwangi
China Friendship Award – Surinder K. Vasal, Former Distinguished Scientist, CIMMYT

2000
The Millennium World Food Prize – Evangelina Villegas and Surinder K. Vasal

 

 

WHEAT AWARDS

2015

China Friendship Award – Ravi Singh

2014
World Food Prize – Sanjaya Rajaram
Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, World Food Prize – Bram Govaerts

2013
Stakeman Award, University of Minnesota – Ravi Singh

2008
Jindig Award, Sichuan Province, China – Ravi Singh – Recognition of CIMMYT’s contribution to wheat production

2006
Congressional Gold Medal – Norman Borlaug
National Medal of Science – Dr. Norman Borlaug
Padam Vibhushan Award, India- Norman Borlaug – Recognition for services to the farmers in the subcontinent

2004
CM Donald Medal, Australia- Tony Fischer – Recognition of his unique contribution to agriculture in Australia
Belgian Development Co-operation Prize- Bram Govaerts – Contribution to the pursuit of sustainable development in the global south

2003
Gold Medal for Peace, Nepal – Guillermo Ortiz – Ferrara – Contributions to peace and prosperity in Nepal by helping poor farmers improve both livelihoods and the country’s agricultural development.
China Friendship Award – Hans Braun – Contributions to wheat improvement in Gansu province

2002
Qilu Friendship Award, China – Ken Sayre, Wheat Program agronomist
Public Welfare Medal, U.S. National Academy of Sciences – Norman Borlaug
La Medalla al Merito Agricolo, Bolivia – Patrick Wall

1977
U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom – Norman Borlaug

1970
Nobel Peace Prize – Norman Borlaug
Aztec Eagle, Mexico – Norman Borlaug