This morning, Secretary Clinton announced that Dr. Daniel Hillel, a U.S. and Israeli citizen, is the winner of the 2012 World Food Prize for pioneering work in micro-irrigation and promoting sustainable agricultural development. His work over 50 years, in over 30 countries, has allowed countless farmers to maximize water efficiency in agriculture, improve crop production, and minimize environmental impacts. Dr. Hillel is an international authority on soil and water management, and we congratulate him on today’s well-deserved announcement.
Micro irrigation technologies such as drip irrigation are simple yet highly effective techniques of applying water in small, continuous amounts directly to plant roots. This method is a cost-effective alternative to… more »