Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen is a Danish economist and policy maker. He is also a professor at Cornell University Research and impact Pinstrup-Andersen won the 2001 World Food Prize for personally initiating the research effort which enabled several governments to reform their food subsidy programs and dramatically increase food availability to the severely impoverished. The research that Pinstrup-Andersen initiated laid the foundation for the establishment of "Food For Education" programs in which the families receive food subsidies when children stay in school. Driven by a deep desire to alleviate the suffering of malnourished and starving children, Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen initiated a global effort to uplift those most at risk by formulating IFPRI's 2020 Vision Initiative which helped reverse the trend of decreasing global developmental assistance, and led to actions which have brought about an important reduction in world hunger and poverty levels. References
^ http://vivo.cornell.edu/display/individual8704 ^ The World Food Prize: 2001 Laureate Archived 2009-08-03 at the Wayback Machine.
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