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October 21, 2005

Modadugu Gupta


"Aquaculture is the fastest growing agricultural commodity. Annual growth in production is around 10 to 11 percent. And most of this aquaculture production does not come from commercial farms but from small-scale operations."

2005 World Food Prize winner Modadugu Gupta, in a recent talk on campus. Gupta was honored for promoting aquaculture -- growing fish in farm ponds, rice farms, and other water bodies -- in Southeast Asia, India and Bangladesh.