World Food Prize Headquarters Portraits © Kinuko Y. Craft 2011, Byzantine glass smalti, World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines IA
Kinuko Craft is a Japanese-born American contemporary painter, illustrator and fantasy artist.
The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
This is Dr. Evangelina Villegas, a Mexican cereal biochemist whose work with maize led to the development of high-quality protein maize.
She won the World Food Prize in 2000.
This is M.S. Swaminathan, who introduced high-yielding wheat and rice varieties to India starting India’s “Green Revolution.
He was awarded the first World Food Prize in 1987.