U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa
The White House – Yesterday, President Joe Biden awarded the National Medal of Science to the Ethiopian-born distinguished professor of plant breeding & genetics, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, for his outstanding contributions to the science of plant genetics. By developing sorghum strains that withstand droughts and parasites, Dr. Gebisa has improved food security for millions. His advocacy for science, policy, and institutions as key to economic development has lifted the fortunes of farmers and strengthened the souls of nations. The National Medal of Science is the highest recognition the United States confers upon scientists.
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