Israeli Irrigation Expert Wins World Food Prize

Daniel Hillel, who developied irrigation methods that help some of the world's driest countries, was named the winner of this year's $250,000 prize during a ceremony in Washington.

WASHINGTON - An 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 will receive the World Food Prize, the prize's foundation announced on Tuesday.