NASA Climate Research Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig Is Awarded 2022 World Food Prize

AWARDS AND SPORTS

NASA Climate Research Scientist Dr.Cynthia Rosenzweig was honored with the World Food Prize (WFP) for the year 2022. She is a leading climatologist, agronomist, and former farmer.

She is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City.

NASA Scientist awarded 2022 World Food Prize for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide. She received US$250,000 as price money.

She was recognized for leading the global scientific collaboration that produced the methodology and data used by decision-makers around the world.

Dr.Rosenzweig had been involved in agriculture for several decades and had been a leader in food and climate since the early 1980s. She has shaped a tight relationship between the food system and climate change.

In 1985, She published her first journal article on modeling the potential impacts of climate change on North America's wheat-producing regions and how wheat-growing crop zones might shift with a changing climate.

The World Food Prize (WFP) is an international award given by the World Food Prize Foundation by recognising the achievements of an individual for the development by improving the quantity, quality or availability of food in the world. The idea of this WFP was conceived by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug and was first awarded in 1987. It is considered the Nobel or the highest honors in the field of food and agriculture.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • NASA Climate Research Scientist Dr.Cynthia Rosenzweig won the World Food Prize (WFP) for the year 2022.
  • She was selected for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.
  • She was recognized for leading the global scientific collaboration that produced the methodology and data used by decision-makers around the world.
  • She is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City.
  • The World Food Prize (WFP) is an international award recognises the achievements of an individual for the development by improving the quantity, quality, or availability of food in the world.

   Facts to know:

  • World Food Prize (WFP) was introduced by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug.
  • WFP was first awarded in 1987.
  • WFP was given by World Food Prize Foundation.
  • First Indian to receive WFP: M. S. Swaminathan - also first in the world to receive the award.
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