Purdue now boasts three World Food Prize winners

Purdue is widely known as a university that focuses heavily on agriculture and that shows with its three World Food Prize award winners.

Posted: Oct 25, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2017 4:32 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue is widely known as a university that focuses heavily on agriculture and that shows with its three World Food Prize award winners.

Three Purdue graduates have now been awarded the World Food Prize in the past decade. One in 2007, one in 2009 and now in 2017.  All three award winners studied agriculture at Purdue, but all three specialized in different aspects of agriculture. Each laureate used the knowledge they acquired at Purdue to help solve different food insecurity problems across the globe.

2017 winner Akinwumi Adesina traveled all the way from Nigeria to get his graduate degree at Purdue. Adesina focused on the economics of farming to help Nigerian farmers sustain a higher level of income and quality of life. Many hope that these three laureates point to an even brighter future for Purdue around the globe.

"We attract incredible students from around the world for a graduate education here. The whole university has gotten more involved in international activity. Again I fully expect to see more Purdue laureates in the future as we think about, you know, 800-900 million people around the world going to bed without adequate nutrition, and to think a person from this place was the person who made the difference is something we can feel proud of," said Purdue interim Provost Jay Akridge.

Adesina will be sitting down with Purdue President Mitch Daniels Monday night. Daniels is holding a fireside chat with Adesina to discuss his award as well as his work in Africa.

 

West Lafayette
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: °
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 52°
Rensselaer
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 50°
Fowler
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: °
Williamsport
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 48°
Crawfordsville
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 46°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 46°
Delphi
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 47°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 47°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 50°
Warming up with plenty of sunshine!
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 947918

Reported Deaths: 15377
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1291181990
Lake635721103
Allen53899761
Hamilton44082449
St. Joseph42122590
Elkhart33803491
Vanderburgh30574449
Tippecanoe26915251
Johnson23727418
Hendricks22410342
Porter21832347
Clark17562231
Madison17492385
Vigo16302285
Monroe14545191
LaPorte14389239
Delaware14183222
Howard13971273
Kosciusko11498135
Hancock10935166
Warrick10737178
Bartholomew10635170
Floyd10514208
Wayne10077226
Grant9213204
Morgan8928160
Boone8463111
Dubois7791123
Dearborn769490
Henry7691133
Noble7466101
Marshall7409128
Cass7219118
Lawrence7026153
Shelby6647111
Jackson661386
Gibson6190107
Harrison609386
Huntington604495
Montgomery5853105
DeKalb581091
Knox5535104
Miami548888
Putnam543268
Clinton537465
Whitley529354
Steuben501768
Wabash488692
Jasper483861
Jefferson474492
Ripley457777
Adams446068
Daviess4231108
Scott409165
Clay394957
White393858
Greene393392
Wells389884
Decatur388797
Fayette378578
Posey362341
Jennings356056
Washington334747
LaGrange325175
Spencer321136
Fountain318455
Randolph317190
Sullivan309449
Owen287064
Starke282864
Fulton280454
Orange277859
Jay257038
Perry254152
Carroll245229
Franklin242838
Rush237030
Vermillion235050
Parke221420
Tipton212055
Pike211740
Blackford170534
Pulaski168551
Crawford147318
Newton145845
Benton143916
Brown135846
Martin130217
Switzerland126910
Warren115616
Union98511
Ohio80511
Unassigned0482

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events