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ISRAELI IRRIGATION EXPERT WINS WORLD FOOD PRIZE

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Daniel Hillel, an 81-year-old Israeli scientist, who has reached across political and ethnic boundaries to help dozens of countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America improve agriculture with new irrigation methods has been named to receive the World Food Prize.  He is credited with developing drip irrigation methods that conserve water while allowing food to be grown in some of the world’s driest climates and will be awarded this year’s $250,000 prize.