World Food Prize

The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality and availability of food in the world.

As a special tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner and World Food Prize founder Dr. Norman Borlaug, and to provide an enduring foundation for the programs he created, the World Food Foundation took on a $29.8 million capital project to restore the century-old Des Moines Public Library Building as the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.  Custom designs were created by St. Louis Antique Lighting Co. to match the architecture of the building.  Compact Flourescent lamping configurations were created to meet the desired dimming and lighting efficiency requirements.

Worlds Food Prize