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This year’s World Food Prize Laureate will be announced at the 2023 World Food Prize Announcement Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks and the President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Ambassador Terry Branstad, will announce the name of this year’s Laureate. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack; Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez; Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Ramin Toloui; Special Envoy for Global Food Security Cary Fowler; and USAID Global Food Crisis Coordinator Dina Esposito will also deliver remarks.

The World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. This event marks the 37th anniversary of the establishment of the World Food Prize.

The ceremony will be open to the press for in-person coverage and streamed live on the Department homepage and the Department YouTube channel. 

Pre-set time for cameras is 8:45 a.m. from the National Academy of Sciences C Street entrance (2101 C St NW, Washington, DC, 20418). Final access time for writers and stills is 9:30 a.m. from the National Academy of Sciences C Street entrance.

Please be advised there is no parking available at the venue, and press will go through security screening upon arrival.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

For further information, please contact the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau Public Diplomacy Office at

U.S. Department of State

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