The World Food Prize Foundation's mission is to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity, and availability of food for all.  Every year presented in Iowa, this foremost international honor recognizes -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize calls forth the global imperative to provide safe, affordable, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable food for all. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal, The Prize uplifts the work and reminds us all to be accomplished in the future.

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October 2023

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

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The theme Harnessing Change is a deliberate progression of the 2022 theme, Feeding a Fragile World. After focusing last year on the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, climate change, and conflict, we will focus this year on harnessing innovation, adaptation, and diversification to improve systemic resilience, recover from shocks, and sustainably nourish all people.

As Dr. Norman Borlaug said frequently, pessimism has no place in action. We honor, celebrate, and aim to inspire those who harness change and ultimately shape the future of food and agriculture. Building on Borlaug’s legacy of tackling immense global challenges, this year’s Borlaug Dialogue will both acknowledge how far we have come and make positive strides toward a food-secure future.


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We look forward to your active participation.

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2023 Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue