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July 6th, 2015 / BBC

thumb.aspxThe founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation, based in Bangladesh, has won the 2015 World Food Prize. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed established Brac in 1972, which has since helped nearly 150 million people out of poverty. The judging panel recognised his lifetime commitment to empowering women and helping small-holding and subsistence farmers out of poverty.
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