Current issue Volume 14 No. 4 (2014)

The journal articles are accessible for free (Open Access)

Published on 11th July 2014


Remembering Dr. Norman Earnest Borlaug, born a century ago on March 25 1914 and died on September 12, 2009 at age 95.

As mentioned in issue 63 of AJFAND, this issue is dedicated to Dr Norman Borlaug, whose centenary of birth celebrations in Africa run next week in Uganda. Popularly known as the father of the green revolution and a man who saved a billion lives, Dr Borlaug started his work in Africa in 1986 at the age of 72, following the Ethiopian famine that killed more than one million people and was President of Sasakawa Africa Association (which he helped to found) until his death. I had known of him, seen him from a distance but first shook his hand and chatted with him in 2006 at the African Fertilizer Summit held in Abuja that year; that was his last visit to the African continent as his health was failing already by then. Towards the end of his life, the Nobel Laureate was aware that something else was again needed to get the world seriously thinking about world hunger. In this issue, you will find plenty to read about this truly unique scientist, and humanist. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.... ......Foreword

Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang'o

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