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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Amit Roy

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Dr. Amit Roy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 4, 2016
1. Dr. Amit Roy Marker
Inscription.
Named President of the International Fertilizer Development Center in 1992, Dr. Amit Roy distinguished himself as a leader of a team to create sustainable agricultural productivity worldwide, alleviating hunger and ensuring food security.

Inducted 2014

 
Erected 2014 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.358′ N, 87° 37.891′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place 0.3 miles south of Veterans Drive. Touch for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Hightower Place, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar Stanton DePriest (here, next to this marker); Charles Caine Anderson (here, next to this marker); Rear Adm. John Murray Hood (here, next to this marker); Frank Perron Achorn (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this marker); Ronnie Gene Flippo (within shouting distance of this marker); James Thomas Rapier (within shouting distance of this marker); William Christopher Handy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. The World Food Prize. In 2008, Dr. Norman Borlaug wrote me a letter about the future of food security. In it he said, “The work of the Green Revolution is not yet finished and I believe it will take a new round of technological advancement, political commitment, commercial development and a lot of hard work to complete the job.” These words have stuck with me and were the impetus behind IFDCís formation of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center. As a valued member of the IFDC board of directors from 1994 to 2003, Dr. Borlaug helped guide IFDC into the field, promoting efforts across the agricultural value chain. (Submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. Dr. Amit Roy has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) since 1992. Under his leadership, IFDCís programs have broadened to help create sustainable agricultural productivity around the world, alleviating hunger and poverty and ensuring global food security, environmental protection and economic growth. (Submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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