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The World Food Prize Recognizes a World Bank Group's Grantee

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Dr. Andrew Mude of the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, has been named the recipient of this year’s Norman Borlaug Award for his work in providing insurance to livestock herders in East Africa’s drylands through innovative, state-of-the art technologies.
 
On October 12, 2016, Dr. Mude, a World Bank Group's grantee, was formally presented with US$10,000 and the “Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation”, in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the 2016 World Food Prize international symposium.
 
The award was given in recognition of his work on the "Index-Based Livestock Insurance", which was supported by the World Bank's Global Index Insurance Program at its nascent stage, then later scaled up by the Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Program. Both programs are managed by the Finance & Markets Global Practice. 
 
The World Food Prize was created in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Norman Borlaug. It is the foremost international award recognizing individuals whose achievements have advanced human development by increasing the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
 
Click here to read the World Bank Group's Feature Story.
 
Photo: Andrew Mude (middle), from the International Livestock Research Institute, stands alongside the World Bank Group's Fatou Assah (left) and Samuel Munzele Maimbo (right).