Jeanie Borlaug Laube, Borlaug’s daughter, and Julie Borlaug Larson, Borlaug’s granddaughter and director for partnerships of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, accepted the award from Diouf.

“The conferring of this award to the memory of my grandfather further validates and recognizes his work and his legacy," said Larson. "But the challenge of helping feed an ever-growing world population and providing food security for all, especially those in underdeveloped and developing countries, continues to be and will remain the mission of the institute which bears his name and shares his vision.”