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The man who fed the world

BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug.

Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food production. In the latest episode of the BBC radio show Witness History, Rebecca Kesby interviews Ronnie Coffman, student and friend of Norman Borlaug.

Among other stories, Coffman recalls the moment when Borlaug was notified about the Nobel Prize — while working in the wheat fields in Mexico — and explores what motivated Borlaug to bring the Green Revolution to India.