…the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
— Dr. Norman E. Borlaug

Norman Borlaug Foundation

The Norman Borlaug Foundation is a non-profit corporation of the State of Texas.  Its mission is to continue the legacy of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in the fight against global hunger and extreme poverty through international agricultural development.  These activities are carried out through a combination of teaching, training, technology extension, and scientific research.  Dr. Norman Borlaug won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work preventing mass hunger and starvation in Mexico, India, and Pakistan.  He saw that food insecurity was a principle cause of violence and civil unrest and that peace could be secured through agricultural development.

The Norman Borlaug Foundation continues that legacy by promoting agricultural science, academics, and community outreach to impact world hunger.  Such examples could be funding research for improving the nutritional quality or yield productivity of horticultural crops, improving food safety systems for market access by smallholder farmers, or providing short-term training opportunities for leaders in the fields of agriculture and rural development.

The board of directors include the immediate descendants of Dr. Borlaug and scientists who worked directly with Dr. Borlaug to advance the cause of peace through agricultural development and global food security.

The Norman Borlaug Foundation is proud to support the following organizations:

Thought for Food Challenge

Center for Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University

World Food Prize Foundation 

World Coffee Research



Non-profit compliance and other information for the Norman Borlaug Foundation can be found on GuideStar.org website.