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World Food Prize laureate to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA Nov. 10

Sanjaya Rajaram, who spent his career breeding more sustainable and productive wheat varieties, will visit UGA Nov. 10 to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ annual D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Center for Continuing Education.

Rajaram was awarded the World Food Prize in 2014 in recognition of his work as a wheat breeder, which resulted in a 200-million-ton increase in the global annual wheat harvest and increased food security in 51 countries around the world. He championed the free trade of plant breeding information and technology around the globe, further contributing to the development of stress-resistant varieties of wheat and other grains.

Rajaram’s talk is open free to the public. Staff, faculty and students from across the university are encouraged to attend.