1. World Food Prize #FoodPrize2020

    Congratulations to Dr. Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate

    Jun 11, 2020

    Congratulations to Dr. Rattan Lal on being awarded the 2020 World Food Prize! He will be recognized for his work promoting climate-resilient agriculture through sustainable soil management in the tropics. Lal’s work has spanned five decades and four continents, and has improved the livelihoods of more than two billion people globally.

  2. Fruits and Vegetables

    C-MASC Celebrates World Food Day

    Oct 16, 2020

    Food is the most basic of all human rights. Yet, almost 700 million people globally are food insecure, and an additional 80-130 million may become prone to hunger through the pandemic crisis. The problem of food insecurity is not just in some distant far away corners of the world: as many as 40 million in the U.S., and 1.7 million in Ohio, are food insecure, of which 0.5 million are children ...

  3. Lloyd Day, Deputy Director General of IICA, and Manuel Otero, Director General of the Institute, symbolically presented Lal with the titles during a virtual ceremony.

    IICA Honors Dr. Rattan Lal with the Title of Chair in Soil Science and Goodwill Ambassador

    Aug 13, 2020

    Dr. Lal is honored and humbled to have been awarded the title of Chair in Soil Science and Goodwill Ambassador by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture on the 20th of July, 2020. He looks forward to developing a deep relationship and strong programs to promote the importance of soil health and quality throughout the Americas and to support farmers and agronomists throughout the region so that they may harvest healthy, nutritious crops in harmony with the environment and especially the soils on which all life depends.