|World Food Prize for Israeli Drip Irrigation Inventor|
June 18, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
What could be more important than food?
I mean its basic availability to those who would
otherwise go hungry.
Thus, the annual World Food Prize has special
It honors contributions to alleviating world
This year's winner is Daniel Hillel, an Israeli
He developed what's called drip irrigation.
That process allows food to be grown in arid
Those countries include Israel's neighbors,
Egypt and Jordan.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded Dr.
Hillel's methods, which are used today on more than 15 million acres worldwide
to “produce high-yield, nutritious crops.”
"He's known as the father of sustainable water
management," Secretary Clinton added.
The Rio+20, or Earth Summit, takes place in
Brazil this week.
World leaders are focusing on sustainable
Israel is attending, with much to contribute, as
Dr. Hillel's award attests.
The more you know, the more you understand.
This is David Harris of AJC.