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Ag Alumnus & World Food Prize Recipient, Edson Lobato, Returns To SIUC For A Visit

June 01, 2006

2006 World Food Prize recipient and Ag Alumnus, Mr. Edson Lobato, recently returned to his almameter to speak about his award and the growth of Brazilian agriculture. The World Food Prize honors work that improves the world's food supply. Lobato shares the award with H.E. Alysson Paolinelli, former Agriculture Minister for Brazil and A. Colin McClung, IRI Research Institute. Lobato is being honored for his work in converting the Brazilian grasslands into fertile cropland. The results have tripled production, and expanded crop offerings. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of people will benefit from his work.  You can find additional information about Lobato's visit and his research at: