Previous prize winners KSLA

2017

Kenneth G. Cassman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
"For his crucial importance for the development of the concept ecological intensification of agricultural production, which leads to minimizing the gap between potential and actual return. His extensive scientific production has great importance for applications in agriculture."

2015

Professor Jan Delcour, Leuven, Belgien 
"For his unique research on food additives."

Professor Youling L. Xiong, Lexington Kentucky, USA
"For his research on the mechanisms regulating proteins and peptides in processed food with meat or fish."

2013

Professor Philip Lowe , Newcastle, Storbritannien
“For his rural studies with significant contributions in sustainable rural development and land use management."

2011

Professor Karen Beauchemin, Alberta, Canada
”For her pioneering research into reducing the environmental impact of ruminant animals without having a negative impact on productivity and animal husbandry.

2009

Dr. Joachim von Braun, Washington DC, USA
“For his outstanding work in development economics and as effective head of several development research institutions focusing on food, agriculture and rural poverty. Dr. von Braun is currently director of the International Food Policy Research Institute, which has formulated successful new policy initiatives relating to trade and aid, famine and health and nutrition. He is active as a member of many scientific advisory boards dealing with agriculture in developing countries."

2007

Professor Ingo Potrykus, Magden, Schweiz
”Who has been a leading scientist in the development of methods for DNA transformation in plants. Through the new techniques, important hereditary characters, for instance disease resistance and improved quality, have been added to crops such as wheat, rice and cassava. In the particular case of ‘Golden Rice’ Prof. Potrykus and his team has engineered a rice variety to produce b-caroten. b-caroten is a precursor to vitamin A – an important ingredient to prevent blindness. Lack of vitamin A causes today blindness to numerous children in developing countries. Professor Potrykus has been working tirelessly to resolve all the patent and legal obstacles that for several years have prevented the free use of ‘Golden Rice’ by many rice breeding institutes and small-scale farmers.

2005

Professor Piotr Kowalik, Gdánsk University of Technology, Polen
”For outstanding multidisciplinary research in water dynamics in agriculture and forestry and for pioneering development and implementation of waste water treatment methods in constructed wetlands and in energy crops production systems."

2003

Professor Erik Steen Jensen, Den Kgl. Veterinaer- og Landbohöjskole, Taastrup, Danmark
”For their research on plant production, soil biology and agriculture's environmental problems. Prof. Erik Steen Jensen sees biodiversity as a means to increase the efficiency of nitrogen utilization in organic farming."

Professor John R. Porter, Den Kgl. Veterinaer- og Landbohöjskole, Taastrup, Danmark
”For his interdisciplinary research on computer simulation models for better understanding of the relationship between crops and their environment, especially climate change impact on growing crops and energy crops."

2001

Professor Donald Grierson, University of Nottingham, Storbritannien
"For his groundbreaking research to better understand the maturation of plants and to identify the genes that are active in ethylene synthesis as well as his efforts to develop technology to enhance and eliminate individual genes."

1999

Professor Wolfgang Witte, Robert Koch Institut Wernigerode, Tyskland
”For pioneering, scientific tracing of risks for animal and human health as well as for the environment associated with the use of antibiotic feed additives

1997

Professor Christopher Polge, Cambridge, Storbritannien
”For his exceptional scientific contribution to the methods within animal reproduction especially for the bull semen preservation and its use in genetic selection.