Each year, on the occasion of World Food Day, being celebrated on 16th October the Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) formerly Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock (MINFAL) confer Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Award to a scientist for his/her outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture. Nominations are requested from all the major agricultural research and academic institutions of Pakistan possessing the followings:
- High quality research publications (papers in refereed journals, books, book chapters, etc.)
- Innovative research findings (i.e., technologies and knowledge) which are useful to farmers, academicians, policy makers, etc.
Committee of experts evaluates the nominated scientists and selects one of them who is awarded Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Award along with the cash prize.