Symphony Star Daniel Hillel Wins 2012 World Food Prize!

Yesterday it was announced that Symphony of the Soil star Daniel Hillel is the winner of the 2012 World Food Prize!

Dr Hillel is being honored at as pioneer in reducing water use in agriculture. While a youth in Israel he invented what is now commonly called ‘drip irrigation’- an efficient method of delivering water to plants via plastic tubes placed directly next to plants. As water will become an increasingly contested resource in the coming years, the World Food Prize wanted to recognize Dr Hillel’s early contribution to the concept of agricultural water sustainability.

Dr Daniel Hillel