IFDC Media Statement
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 24, 2014
IFDC Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug
(Muscle Shoals, Ala.) Dr. Amit Roy, President and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), issued the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birthday on Tuesday, March 25:
“Today, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug, one of the most influential people in global history. As father of the Green Revolution, Dr. Borlaug’s tireless research sparked a wave of agricultural productivity that is credited with saving the lives of one billion people.
“While the impact of Dr. Borlaug’s work endures, generations of agricultural scientists continue to learn from his work and use it to feed our growing population.
“On this important day, let us resolve to not simply remember Dr. Borlaug but to honor him by continuing to reach for his dream with the same belief that ‘Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.’”
IFDC is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency. IFDC focuses on increasing productivity across the agricultural value chain in developing countries. This is achieved by the creation and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness.