- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said- Dr. Ratan Lal helped about 50 crore farmers
- Dr. Ratan Lal promoted such crop techniques, which can reduce climate change.
Jun 12, 2020, 08:28 PM IST
De moin Indian-American Soil Scientist (soil specialist) Dr. Ratan Lal has been awarded the 2020 World Food Prize. This award is considered the Nobel Prize for Agriculture. Dr. Ratan Lal has been honored with this award for protecting natural resources and promoting the production of foods that reduce climate change.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Dr. Ratan Lal and said that he has helped about 50 crore farmers. He taught the farmers better management, less soil erosion and natural way to retain nutrients in the soil.
Pompio said that the world's population is increasing steadily. We need resources that increase productivity and do not harm the environment and soil. Dr. Lal's research done on soil shows that we have a solution for this.
Dr. Lal said – all should get healthy soil along with nutritious food
Dr. Lal expressed happiness after winning the World Food Prize. He said that the work of filling everyone's stomach is not complete until everyone gets healthy soil and clean environment with adequate nutritious food. He said that this award is more important because for the first time in 1987, the award was given to Indian agricultural scientist Dr. MS Swaminathan. Dr. Swaminath is considered the father of the Green Revolution.
Is the founder of 'Carbon Management and Sequestration Center' Dr. Ratan Lal
Dr. Ratan Lal is the founder of 'Carbon Management and Sequestration Center' at Ohio University. He is also its director. Ratan Lal started his research at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nigeria. He developed several projects to make soil healthier in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
They discovered or modified techniques such as plowing, cover cropping (soil fertility crops), mulching (plastic-covered cultivation) and agroforestry. With these techniques, less water is used in farming and soil nutrients remain.
Flood, drought and climate change do not have other effects on the crop through these techniques. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) received the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Ratanlal was also a part of the IPCC.