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2022 World Food Prize winner is a NASA climate scientist

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Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is a climatologist, agronomist, and former farmer. She’s also the 2022 World Food Prize Award winner for her work in modeling the impact of climate change on world food production.

Dr. Rosenzweig was recognized as the leader of the global scientific collaboration that produced the methodology and data used by decision-makers around the world. She won $250,000 as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a global network of climate and food system modelers.

“I’m proud to announce Dr. Rosenzweig as the winner, given her tremendous contributions over the last four decades,” Barbara Stinson, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, said.

The AgMIP is dedicated to advancing methods for improving predictions of the future performance of agricultural and food systems in the face of climate change. Dr. Rosenzweig’s leadership has directly helped decision-makers in more than 90 countries enhance their resilience to climate change.

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