Daniel Hillel http://iowapublicradio.org en World Food Prize Laureate Daniel Hillel & AARP Foundation, Jo Ann Jenkins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-food-prize-laureate-daniel-hillel-aarp-foundation-jo-ann-jenkins <p>On today's River to River the 2012 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/" target="_blank">World Food Prize</a> laureate, <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/term/daniel-hillel" target="_blank">Daniel Hillel</a>, talks about his role bringing advanced irrigation techniques to crops in arid and dry regions in the Middle East. Hillel has impacted farming lands in more than 30 countries with his technique of “micro-irrigation” that keeps the soil continuously moist without overusing the water supply.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:23:23 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9444 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Food Prize Laureate Daniel Hillel & AARP Foundation, Jo Ann Jenkins 2012 World Food Prize Laureate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2012-world-food-prize-laureate <p>The 2012 World Food Prize Laureate is Daniel Hillel. Hillel is a pioneer in water irrigation systems, and his work transformed farming in dry desert areas in the Middle East through a trickle irrigation method. We&rsquo;ll talk with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, to find out more about Hillel and the award that is increasingly called, the &ldquo;Nobel Prize of Food.&rdquo;&nbsp; And, we&rsquo;ll listen back to past interviews with the 2009 and 2010 Laureates.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:44:16 +0000 Katherine Perkins 3052 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2012 World Food Prize Laureate