Dr. Howarth Bouis, founder and currently Ambassador-at-large of the HarvestPlus program, and the 2016 World Food Prize Laureate will be honored by the University of Greenwich on Thursday, July 27th.

In a ceremony at Rochester Cathedral, he will receive the degree of Honorary Doctor of Science (HonDSc). This accolade recognizes his dedication, commitment and pioneering work to reduce global “hidden hunger” through biofortification, which is conventional breeding of staple food crops with higher levels of essential micronutrients.

This award recognizes Dr. Bouis’ commitment to improving the nutritional quality of food crops and his dedication to improving nutrition throughout the world. He has made a significant contribution to highlighting linkages between agriculture and nutrition towards better global health. Read more here.