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Dr. Gurdev Khush

University of California Davis
1996 World Food Prize Laureate and Professor
Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush developed more than 200 modern varieties of Rice that helped advert massive hunger caused by population booms across the world. Because farmers adopted these modern varieties, the world's supply of rice doubled in just 25 years--from 257 million tons in 1966 to 520 million tons in 1990. More than 60% of the worlds' rice fields are planted with varieties developed under his leadership. During his career at IRRI, Khush has been a consultant in rice improvement programs in more than 60 rice-producing countries. He has also trained rice breeders from around the world and laid the groundwork for rice breeding programs in many places.