The 2022 World Food Prize was formally presented to Rutgers alumna Cynthia Rosenzweig (CC’80, GSNB’83) during the Laureate Award Ceremony held at the Iowa State Capitol on October 20. The ceremony concluded the 2022 Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue, themed “Feeding a Fragile World.”
Rosenzweig received the award for her seminal contributions to understanding and predicting the impacts of the interaction between climate and food systems. Read more about Rosenzweig, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences in 1980 and a master’s degree in soils and crops in 1983.
“I am honored to receive the World Food Prize this year, as food systems are emerging at the forefront of climate change action. Climate change cannot be restrained without attention to food system emissions, and food security for all cannot be provided without resilience to increasing climate extremes. I salute the modelers around the world in the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) for their tireless work helping countries to achieve food security both now and in the future under changing climate conditions. As we move into a crucial decade of action on climate change, food needs to be ‘at the table,” said Cynthia Rosenzweig, senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), part of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
View the inspiring coverage of The World Food Prize 2022 Laureate Award Ceremony. Learn more about Cynthia Rosenzweig at 35:47 in the video. The award is bestowed at 42:42 and Rosenzwieg’s acceptance speech begins at 43:37.
Read more at the World Food Prize event press release.
The Newsroom previously celebrated the announcement in a story published in May 2022.