Hans Rudolf Herren
Entomologist, Award Winner
Who is Hans Rudolf Herren?
Hans Rudolf Herren is a Swiss entomologist, farmer and development specialist. He was the first Swiss who received the 1995 World Food Prize and the 2013 Right Livelihood Award for leading a major biological pest management campaign in Africa, successfully fighting the Cassava mealybug and averting a major food crisis that could have claimed an estimated 20 million lives.
Herren is the president and CEO of the Washington-based Millennium Institute and co-founder and president of the Swiss foundation Biovision. He co-chaired the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development until 2008 and is the former Director General of International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology and is currently involved in the preparations of the United Nations' 20th Conference on Sustainable Development with Biovision Foundation and Millennium Institute.
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