NCEA chairman Rudy Rabbinge receives Rachel Carson Award
Professor Rudy Rabbinge, chairman of the NCEA’s international department, has received the Rachel Carson Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. The jury explained that Professor Rabbinge’s vision on society as well as his academic contributions have a great impact on people and environment worldwide. He is the founder of production ecology, which combines a reduction of pesticide and fertilizer use with a significant yield increase. According to the judges, Professor Rabbinge’s work not only has important societal impact today, but also has great potential to help respond to agricultural challenges in the future.